(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.
(v. i.) To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
(1) ululates one of the series' many perturbed adolescent hunks.
(2) There was a festive atmosphere at polling stations on Monday, with some voters dancing to pro-military songs and ululating after casting their ballot.
(3) Zuma cast his vote in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal province, where a scandal over the spending of taxpayer millions on security upgrades at his homestead did not prevent crowds greeting him enthusiastically and ululating.
(4) Whether aged 14 or 40, a particular dashboard speed can never be reached without an instinctive ululation, "88 miiiles per houuuur"… When Secret Cinema , an organisation that arranges ambitious, mixed-media screenings of films, announced it was to show Back to the Future over 30 nights this summer, it sold more than 65,000 tickets.
(5) When Riek Machar, the former rebel leader and vice-president of South Sudan, arrived at Juba airport late last month he was greeted by ululations and the release of white doves, the symbol of peace.
(6) They chant, sing and ululate their praise – usually segregated from male supporters.
(7) Now 77, she was feted at the film premiere, having pride of place beside Elba before taking the stage to applause and ululations.
(8) By then, white protesters had left, leaving only hundreds of black people who screamed, cat-called and ululated in support.
(9) Standing through the sunroof of a car, Besigye and his wife, Winnie, waved to several thousand cheering and ululating supporters amid a heavy security presence along the road from Entebbe airport to Kampala.
(10) Between bursts, I could hear the women ululating from the gravesite, greeting the corpse, shouting again that God is great.
(11) Francis, who moves on to Uganda on Friday, began his first full day in the Kenyan capital by meeting Muslim and other religious leaders before saying an open-air Mass for tens of thousands of rain-drenched people who sang, danced and ululated as he arrived in an open popemobile.
(12) Groups of women dropped to the ground ululating and sobbing.
(13) In the huge crowd, where boys held up paper flags and women ululated, emotions were barely contained.
(14) Africans will ululate, say their brother has come and celebrate him as an icon and hero, but the package he should provide will not come easily in the economic crisis.
(15) Against a backdrop of the shattered facade and draped in a flowing headscarf of green and gold, Aisha pumped her fists at the crowd as they roared and ululated their approval.
(16) Before I inflict my various observations and prejudices on you this evening (yes, we will be Team Conchita all the way, I’m terribly sorry, in this time-delayed global celebration of ululation, impartiality really is for wimps) I thought I’d come to terms with why I’m a Eurovision tragic.
(17) Greeted by ululations, she told the hundreds of guests: "I'm just as excited as all of you are.