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See definition of yowl on Dictionary.com
  • nounlong, loud animate sound
  • verbutter a long, loud animate sound

synonyms for yowl

  • bawl
  • bay
  • caterwaul
  • cry
  • holler
  • howl
  • mewl
  • scream
  • screech
  • squall
  • squeal
  • ululate
  • wail
  • whine
  • yell
  • yelp
  • yip
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How to use yowl in a sentence

Here he slept very comfortably until noon, and then the familiar 'yowl-yowl' awakened him.
LIVES OF THE FUR FOLKM. D. HAVILAND
They galloped away, and the 'yowl-yowl' of the pack died away over the moor.
LIVES OF THE FUR FOLKM. D. HAVILAND
Hippity-Hop gave a yowl of fear, and twisted to scratch Jan's eyes, but he gripped her firmly, though his teeth did not hurt her.
PRINCE JAN, ST. BERNARDFORRESTINE C. HOOKER
Well, jest as I was finished, and was a saying amen, the lordy mercy what a yowl something did give right over me in a tree!
HOOSIER MOSAICSMAURICE THOMPSON
Then he gave a yowl which rang through the schoolroom, providing exhilarating diversion to two hundred lifted heads.
THE BOY SCOUTS BOOK OF STORIESVARIOUS
A sudden yowl from the distressed Claudius impelled Dorothy to move the sofa and rescue him.
AT THE SIGN OF THE JACK O'LANTERNMYRTLE REED
But when I puts the lash among the hounds I dew like to hear 'em yowl; I dew like to see 'em skip, and writhe, and look mad.
IRELAND AS IT ISROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)
I got an old Tom-cat at home that would yowl his head off, if I didnt give him his supper, and his breakfast in the morning.
THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLSGRACE BROOKS HILL
One night, however, a heavy blow was heard, accompanied by a yowl from Tom and followed by some sort of scrimmage.
DICK IN THE EVERGLADESA. W. DIMOCK
With a little cat-like yowl she went for him, dropping the broken photograph and spreading all ten claws.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO YOWL

  • blubber
  • boohoo
  • howl
  • shed tears
  • sob
  • squall
  • wail
  • weep
  • yowl
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.