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Definition of howl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a long loud cry made by a dog, wolf, etc. the mournful howl of a lone dog
  2. 2a loud cry showing that you are in pain, angry, amused, etc. to let out a howl of anguish The suggestion was greeted with howls of laughter. The decision was met with howls of protest from the unions.
  3. 3a long loud sound made when the wind is blowing strongly They listened to the howl of the wind through the trees.
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