howl (plural howls)
- The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
- A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
- French: hurlement
- German: Heulen
- Italian: ululato, uggiolio, latrato
- Portuguese: uivo
- Russian: вой
- Spanish: aullido
- Italian: guaito
- Russian: вопль
howl (howls, present participle howling; past and past participle howled)
- To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
- And dogs in corners set them down to howl.
- c. 1593, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Richard the Third: […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iv]:
- Methought a legion of foul fiends / Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.
- To utter a sound expressive of pain or distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
- To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
- ? Walter Scott, The Poacher
- To utter with outcry.
- to howl derision
- French: hurler
- German: heulen, jaulen
- Italian: ululare, gannire
- Portuguese: uivar
- Russian: выть
- Spanish: aullar
- Russian: завыва́ть
- Spanish: gañir