1. noun
A prolonged, loud cry, like the sound of an animal; a wail; a howl.
2. verb
a) Utter a yowl.
b) Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.

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  • Yowl — Yowl, v. i. [See {Yawl}, v. i.] To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yowl — Yowl, n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yowl — [jaul] v [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Probably from the sound] if an animal or a person yowls, they make a long loud cry, especially because they are unhappy or in pain = ↑howl ▪ A tomcat was yowling out on the lawn. >yowl[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yowl — [ jaul ] verb intransitive to make a long loud unhappy sound or complaint ╾ yowl noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yowl — /yowl/, v.i. 1. to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl. n. 2. a yowling cry; a howl. [1175 1225; ME yuhele, yule, youle, appar. from a cry of pain or distress yuhele; cf. OE geoh (in geohthu grief)] * * * …   Universalium

  • yowl — (v.) early 13c., yuhelen, probably of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from mid 15c. Related: Yowled; yowling …   Etymology dictionary

  • yowl — [n/v] long, loud animate sound bawl, bay, caterwaul, cry, holler*, howl, mewl, scream, screech, squall, squeal, ululate, wail, whine, yell, yelp, yip; concept 77 …   New thesaurus

  • yowl — ► NOUN ▪ a loud wailing cry of pain or distress. ► VERB ▪ make such a cry. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • yowl — [youl] vi. [ME goulen, youlen < ON gaula, to howl] to utter a long, mournful cry; howl n. such a cry …   English World dictionary

  • yowl|er — «YOW luhr», noun. a person or thing that yowls: »There are not many good girl singers these days, although there are plenty of echo chamber yowlers (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • yowl — UK [jaʊl] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms yowl : present tense I/you/we/they yowl he/she/it yowls present participle yowling past tense yowled past participle yowled to make a long loud unhappy sound or complaint Derived word: yowl UK / US… …   English dictionary

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