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Definition of howl:

  1. A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
  2. The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
  3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
  4. To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
  5. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
  6. To utter with outcry.


whimper, laughter, caterwaul, pule, weep, ululate, wrawl, yaup, blubber, howling, happy, thunder, ululation, whine, grizzle, yammer, wail, yowl, lament, keen, yawl, yawp, break up, mewl, roar, guffaw.

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