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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Kip kept yowling and cursing in the kitchen.
▪ The noisy, speechless animal would yowl, waking Ted.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Yowl \Yowl\, v. i. [See Yawl, v. i.] To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.


Yowl \Yowl\, n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, yuhelen, probably of imitative origin. Related: Yowled; yowling. The noun is recorded from mid-15c.


n. A prolonged, loud cry, like the sound of an animal; a wail; a howl. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) utter a yowl. 2 (context transitive English) Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.

  1. n. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring]

  2. v. cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert" [syn: howl, wrawl, yammer]

  3. utter shrieks, as of cats [syn: caterwaul]

Usage examples of "yowl".

The cat, Peter, yawned and stretched and then began to yowl in protest, as the bandbox with the air holes was produced.

At the first unhappy yowl, Bozo pricked up his ears and saw the trouble his bothersome pup had gotten into.

The cougar yowled, and Tsia did not notice that the sound was in her brain, not her ears.

He cut his eyes toward Druery, who still flailed about against the confines of his chains, yowling and screeching like a tomcat tossed in a rain barrel.

Arthur was thrown backwards and the doors started to open again, the Fetchers yowling and growling as they tried to grab him.

Corolla filled with a grinning, happily barking Katana and yowling Benten.

She bound it with thread and the child gave a mewling cry and then began to yowl with what seemed to be indignation, for hands and feet were drawn up and the face turned alarmingly red.

When he yowled and wauled at night to attract the lady cats who were the mothers of his kittens, it sounded as though a baby was being tortured to death.

Then a new scream erupted, pained and garbled amid a yowl of yips and cries.

Nodon yowled and spat a primal feline sound and thrust the blaster rifle toward it like a blunt spear, punching the attacking monster below the sternum.

Weequay at another station yowled and began to jitter as arcs of blue electrical fire curled up from the base of his booby-trapped seat.

Mogget yowled as if his tail had been trodden on and sank hissing back into the pack.

Mogget yowled and kicked back, the dry bones of his captor snapping with the force of the blow.

Deep inside, Flin yowled in bereft fury, raising his arms for his mother to rescue him, his silent raging voice demanding his mother, his real mother, his real fathers, his real life, his own safe bed.

She leaped, bowling him over so his body struck against a spur of rock and he yowled in pain and fury.