(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 speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
(n.) To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
(n.) To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
(v. t.) To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
(v. t.) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
(v. t.) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
(n.) A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154.
(n.) A cautious or timorous speech.
(n.) Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.
(n.) A low, sibilant sound.
(1) No changes for either side, but Zinedine Zidane has been whispering into Cristiano Ronaldo's ear as he retakes the pitch.
(2) This group includes patients with adductor involvement (phonatory dystonia, recurrent laryngeal nerve section failure, respiratory dystonia) and those with abductor involvement (whispering dystonia).
(3) Wide-eyed, tentative and much given to confidences – her voice falls to an eager whisper when she's really dishing – she seems far younger than her years.
(4) Owing to ill health that she'd rather remained a private matter, Yaqoob stepped down as a Birmingham councillor last year, but there are now whispers about her possible arrival in the House of Commons.
(5) Just a whisper between us, its about time some of the old guard got a hoot under their perch.
(6) Read more Like everyone on the Tour, Sharapova will have heard locker-room whispers of skulduggery, real or imagined.
(7) He survived, and The Horse Whisperer became the stuff of literary legend, one of the bestselling books of all time and a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford.
(8) Yet the whole thing was sly and subversive, for it whispered, see, see what you have been missing.
(9) They whisper encouragement to each other, to gee themselves up.
(10) The only sound was the breeze whispering to the grass: splendour in solitude.
(11) "He must go for the sake of Libya," is a view expressed in whispers.
(12) He shook his head from side to side, whispering or humming the same three-note tune.
(13) And, whisper it, but I don’t even think his ideas are that radical!” Obviously the huge battleground, despite all these gains and every fresh poll, is middle England.
(14) A month or so ago a whispering campaign, which at one point appeared to emanate from senior figures in Downing Street, suggested that Crosby had placed the usually sunny David Cameron into a straitjacket emblazoned with the words “long-term economic plan”, which he found frustrating.
(15) After months of whisperings, the Post confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday morning .
(16) Or, whisper it, even spent on new artists who could attract an audience back to music, an audience bored by the quick return, integrity-free pop designed to separate pre-teens from their pocket money.
(17) Like Jay and Hill, they have taken conventional wisdom and whispered a quick apology in its left ear before hitting it hard where it hurts.
(18) And it is whispered that Farah’s wife Tania plays a increasingly dominant role in guiding her husband’s career too.
(19) I half expected it to end with the Houser brothers dressed as Papa Lazarou from League of Gentlemen staring into the camera and whispering seductively, "you all live in Los Santos now".
(20) And then he hands over to Marc Bolland ( "well done, well done" someone whispers as Swannell takes his seat ).