- 1[intransitive] (of a dog, wolf, etc.) to make a long loud cry the sound of wolves howling in the night
- 2[intransitive] howl (in/with something) to make a loud cry when you are in pain, angry, amused, etc. to howl in pain We howled with laughter. The baby was howling (= crying loudly) all the time I was there.
- 3[intransitive] (of the wind) to blow hard and make a long loud noise The wind was howling around the house.
- 4[transitive] howl something + speech to say something loudly and angrily The crowd howled its displeasure. Phrasal Verbshowl somebodydown
NAmE//haʊl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they howl
he / she / it howls
past simple howled
-ing form howling