yowl


yowl

verb (used without object)

  1. to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl.

noun

  1. a yowling cry; a howl.

verb

  1. to express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl

noun

  1. a loud mournful cry; wail or howl

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

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