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yowl

[ youl ]SEE DEFINITION OF yowl

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YOWL

Just like all tomcats, every once in a while he has to stretch his claws and yowl.

Are we to let t' other side run off wi' th' bone, then, while we sit on our stunts an' yowl for it?

Their poor mother pounced upon them with a yowl, but it was too late.

He would let out a sort of yowl; "Little Joe, can't you do it?"

With a yowl of surprise and fright, he tried to free himself from the mess.

He needed all his self-control to repress a yowl of pain and dismay.

A dam'd guid innins, an' I canna see what the hell you hae to yowl at.

Suddenly there was a vicious click; and with a spit and a yowl the lynx started as if to jump into the air.

A yowl of unendurable pain—spouting of blood—sickness—swooning—tumbling over—and death.

The handy man let out a yowl of pain and leaped for the watering trough beside the corral, smoke trailing behind him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., yuhelen, probably of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Yowled; yowling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR YOWL

wept

verbcry

whining

verbcomplain, cry
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