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verb howl pronunciation in American English /haʊl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhowl
he/she/ithowls
present participlehowling
past tensehowled
past participlehowled
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a dog or similar animal howls, it makes a long loud sound
    wolves howling in the forest
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to cry very loudly in pain, anger, or sadness
    The children all started howling.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] if the wind howls, it blows with a long loud sound
    A bitter wind howled through the empty streets.
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  4. 4
    [intransitive] to laugh very loudly
    howl with: By now the audience were howling with laughter.
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  5. 5
    [transitive] to say something in a loud angry voice
    The third baseman was howling obscenities at the umpire.
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