(v. i.) To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
(v. i.) To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
(v. i.) To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
(v. t.) To utter with outcry.
(n.) The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
(n.) A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
(1) The move has already unleashed howls of protests – not least among leftist opponents – who have accused the government of not only selling off the "family silver" but doing so at a time of market depression and rock-bottom prices.
(2) Under an abandoned flour mill and in a "howling, freezing" power station, he had "eaten sandwiches and coffee coated thick with dust".
(3) Having started out preening (he tells a former colleague that he lives "the life of Riley"), he ends up howling alone on a small rock, the decision to adorn himself with a beautiful young wife having stolen his stature, robbed him of his dignity.
(4) You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.” The base howled; it was all the proof anyone needed that he was a lyin’ centrist all along.
(5) Many leapt from the tyres they were swinging in to furrow their brows and howl in anger.
(6) Every last joule of Tony Abbott’s political energy, every last howl of his most committed supporters, was derived from what philosopher Lauren Berlant once called “the scandal of ex-privilege”, including “rage at the stereotyped peoples who have appeared to change the political rules of social membership, and, with it, a desperate desire to return to an order of things deemed normal”.
(7) It elicited howls of outrage from readers threatening to cancel their subscriptions, insulting Ensley, and wishing the newspaper would not even mention the scandal.
(8) "I think 20 millisieverts is safe but I don't think it's good," said Itaru Watanabe of the education ministry, drawing howls of derision from the audience of participants.
(9) Harboured by the remote and pristine forests in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and on the border of the Central African Republic , the chimps were completely unknown until recently – apart from the local legends of giant apes that ate lions and howled at the moon.
(10) Yet to judge by the howls when Apple made the latest album free to download to all of the 800m or so iTunes account holders (by automatically adding it to their “Purchased” folder), there’s nothing the internet hates more than getting music for free.
(11) The launch of a Greene King “craft” range in 2013 brought angry howls of derision .
(12) As a result, the poverty will get deeper and the howls of protest ever louder.
(13) Helena writes: Previous reports of islands being put up for sale have ignited howls of fury - with successive governments inevitably having to deny the existence of any such plans.
(14) Which largely trumps the howls of outrage from the military wing of the Tory party.
(15) Holding it with both hands they howl into the octagon.
(16) Each attempt to cancel or cut a programme is greeted with howls from the lobbyists.
(17) 'The Brazilian spectators howled with laughter....' The miss mattered not a jot in terms of qualification.
(18) Rex Howling QC, for Michelle Young, told the judge in written submissions: "Mrs Young is adamant that Mr Young has access to large sums of money and that these funds are secreted in cleverly constructed offshore tax vehicles."
(19) An eerie howling atmospherically emanated from the moor.
(20) The sudden move elicited howls of protest from the new authorities in Kiev, and grave warnings from the west.