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Definition of caterwaul verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

caterwaul

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkæt̮ərˌwɔl//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caterwaul
 
he / she / it caterwauls
 
past simple caterwauled
 
-ing form caterwauling
 
 
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to make the loud unpleasant noise that is typical of a cat pounding drums and caterwauling guitars
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