yowl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yowl utter shrieks, as of cats
    • v yowl cry loudly, as of animals "The coyotes were howling in the desert"
    • n yowl a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) "his bellow filled the hallway"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yowl A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl.
    • v. i Yowl To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yowl To give a long distressful or mournful cry, as a dog; howl; hence, of persons, to yell; bawl.
    • n yowl A long distressful or mournful cry, as that of a dog.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Yowl yowl to cry mournfully, as a dog: to yell, bawl
    • n Yowl a distressed cry
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Yawl (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

Ardan did all this and Little Fawn stood by and heard the puppies yowling as they fell on the ground.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
Now, hearing the yowl, these onlookers drew near.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
A wildcat ran out on a long bough, looked at them and yowled twice.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I'll lay a wager this is the spot where they live when they're at home and go yowling about.
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
Instead they yowled a savage, tormented scream as though they had been cornered by an enemy they could not understand.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The next instant he had pounced, with a yowl of defiance, straight for the lynx's neck.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Violet, the lady leopard, had obliged by yowling in a spirited and spitty manner when stirred up with a broom handle.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The giant engines shrieked and yowled.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
All the hunters were in, and such a yowling as they set up!
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
At that moment the kitten emitted a fearsome yowl, which Morrow smothered hastily with his coat.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
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In poetry:

Syne, he has taen a supple cane
To swinge that dog sae fat:
The doggie yowled, the doggie howled
The louder aye for that.
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
Pine trees that fractured the skyline
mongrels that yowled from the hill
negroes that caroled dark amber
wavered our dubious will...
"Paragraph" by Norman MacLeod
Yes, true; but in the end, surely, we cry
Not only at exclusion, but because
It leaves us free to cry. We know what was
Won't call on us to justify
Our grief, however hard we yowl across
"Lines On A Young Lady's Photograph Album" by Philip Larkin
She o'er the stock, in haste doth strunt,
And syne she gars her cutty lunt,
A singed collie when its burnt,
Will bark an yowl;
Like grumbles this auld reeker runt,
She'll grane and growl.
"The Miser's Glundie Wife" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

Dum Girls (with the Yowl) at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6.
Dum Girls (with the Yowl) at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6.
"If they try to slow you down/Tell 'em all to go to hell," yowls Brian King, riding a ragged guitar surge.
Ambivalence was the engine of their glorious slacker racket: "With all of my might, I do this/It's a waste of my time to pursue this," Eric Bachmann yowled on their 1993 debut, Icky Mettle.
INTERVIEWS Listen to Heaven's Gate's Yowling, Brooklyn-Based Jangle -Gaze Treat 'Pogo'.
Spayed females don't go into yowling heat or bleeding estrous, and have a reduced risk of breast cancer.
Dum Girls (with the Yowl ) at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6.
Dum Girls (with the Yowl ) find the groove at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6.
The word " yowl " is now in the dictionary, but twelve years ago it wasn't.
The word " yowl " is a combination of "yell" and howl.
Dum Girls (with the Yowl) at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6 .
Dum Girls (with the Yowl) find the groove at Off Broadway, Monday, August 6 .
Rather than offering previously unimaginable tones and visions, "Music From Another Dimension " delivers riffs, clich├ęs, solos, yowls and a virtual banquet of the same one- dimensional tropes Aerosmith has been offering for years.
INTERVIEWS Listen to Heaven's Gate's Yowling, Brooklyn-Based Jangle- Gaze Treat 'Pogo'.
Even an occasional yowl of feedback wasn't enough to encourage the group's soundman too bring it down a notch if for nothing else than respect for the historic venue and the audience's ears.
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