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verb as in make a mournful cry

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Details like the howl of individual crowd members and the scratchiness of the microphone made me feel like I was in the bar where the show had been recorded.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron has instituted a new set of measures placing restrictions on the unvaccinated which produced howls of protest… and a surge in vaccinations.

After months of keeping quiet and still, we have a lot of pent-up energy and suppressed howls to unleash.

Frances McDormand let out an epic howl because, well, Frances McDormand has earned the right to do whatever she wants.

From Time

If that happens, it will come over the howls of opponents who have consistently warned of the horrible ramifications of women serving in combat — even as some of these predictions have proved false over the past 40 years.

The blast was a stupefying white flash followed by a body-shaking howl, and it was the cue for a maelstrom of metallic shrieks.

And they saw him in his 60s, still making an audience howl with the “Dentist” number.

That whole subplot seemed to me like a reference to the Ginsberg poem “Howl” and the idea of man rebelling against the status quo.

The noise is so loud it nearly drowns out a horrified howl from Grace.

She crinkles her brow and then, on cue, she emits a keening howl.

That was not the exact word that he used, but he expressed it by beating his tail against the table and giving a long howl.

For this shall the well appointed men of Moab howl, his soul shall howl to itself.

Therefore shall Moab howl to Moab, every one shall howl: to them that rejoice upon the brick walls, tell ye their stripes.

Then a moan, then a howl and a shriek arose which reached from group to group, from house to house, from square to forest.

Again that wild unearthly sound rustled among the bushes, and the dog broke out into a long dismal howl.


On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to howl, such as: groan, growl, hoot, moan, outcry, and roar.

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