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See definition of caterwauling on Dictionary.com
  • as inharsh
  • as inscratchy
  • as insquawky
  • as innoise

synonyms for caterwauling

  • bitter
  • bleak
  • grim
  • hard
  • rigid
  • severe
  • sharp
  • strident
  • coarse
  • acrid
  • asperous
  • astringent
  • cacophonous
  • clashing
  • cracked
  • craggy
  • creaking
  • croaking
  • disagreeing
  • discordant
  • dissonant
  • disturbing
  • earsplitting
  • flat
  • glaring
  • grating
  • guttural
  • hoarse
  • incompatible
  • jagged
  • jangling
  • jarring
  • noisy
  • not smooth
  • off-key
  • out-of-key
  • out-of-tune
  • rasping
  • raucous
  • rugged
  • rusty
  • screeching
  • sour
  • stridulous
  • tuneless
  • uneven
  • unlevel
  • unmelodious
  • unmusical
  • unrelenting

antonyms for caterwauling

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  • bland
  • bright
  • calm
  • cheerful
  • easy
  • facile
  • flexible
  • kind
  • low
  • mild
  • moderate
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • soft
  • sunny
  • yielding
  • courteous
  • gentle
  • peaceful
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • smooth
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    How to use caterwauling in a sentence

    Deaf Old Gentleman (seated by piano, talking to pretty girl)—I'd rather listen to you than hear this caterwauling.
    THE WIT AND HUMOR OF AMERICA, VOLUME II. (OF X.)VARIOUS
    From inside came the rare sound of water splashing, mixed with a wheezing, off-key caterwauling.
    POLICE YOUR PLANETLESTER DEL REY
    The night was still, save for a love-sick panther somewhere on the mountain, a-caterwauling under the June stars.
    THE LITTLE RED FOOTROBERT W. CHAMBERS
    Another South American breed is said to be free from the hideous “caterwauling” of the ordinary cat.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 5VARIOUS
    The voices are filled with night—black hollow gloomy night or else they are as strident as the caterwauling of a Tom Cat.
    GREAT SINGERS ON THE ART OF SINGINGJAMES FRANCIS COOKE
    On catching sight of him the animals set up a horrible caterwauling that made the blood freeze in his veins.
    LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANYLEWIS SPENCE
    Again the same hideous din; the same clouds of smoke; the same hubbub of caterwauling.
    WITH THE WORLD'S GREAT TRAVELLERS, VOLUME 2VARIOUS
    One evening the Captain heard a fine caterwauling and drum beating over in the quarters, and sallied forth to investigate.
    THE KILLERSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
    We'll try whether cold water, a dark crib, and a straight jacket won't spoil her caterwauling.
    MERRIE ENGLAND IN THE OLDEN TIME, VOL. 2 (OF 2)GEORGE DANIEL
    Besides, every one knows she comes caterwauling every night round Les Artaud.
    ABBE MOURET'S TRANSGRESSIONEMILE ZOLA
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