What does howling mean?

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ˈhaʊ lɪŋhowl·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. howl, howling, ululationadjective

    a long loud emotional utterance

    "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"

  2. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective

    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

    "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"


  1. howlingnoun

    The act of producing howls.

    The howling of wolves is haunting at night.


  1. Howling

    Howling is a vocal form of animal communication seen in most canines, particularly wolves, coyotes, foxes, and dogs, as well as cats and some species of monkeys. Howls are generally lengthy sustained sounds, loud and audible over long distances, often with some variation in pitch over the length of the sound. Howling is generally used by animals that engage in this behavior to signal their positions to one another, to call the pack to assemble, or to note their territory. The behavior is occasionally copied by humans, and has been noted to have varying degrees of significance in human culture.


  1. howling

    Howling refers to a long, loud, mournful cry or wail, often produced by animals such as wolves and dogs, typically perceived to communicate or express feelings of pain or loneliness. In a metaphorical sense, it can also refer to strong wind making a roaring noise, or a person crying or laughing loudly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Howling

    of Howl


  1. Howling

    Howling is the ninth studio album released by The Saints. The album was their first release after an eight-year recording hiatus. This time Bailey choose to lose the big-production of the 1980s records to make an album that was more akin to the early Saints punk sound. However, instead of teaming up with the original members Bailey again employed a new line-up for the band, making this The Saints Mark III. The albums was released to mixed reviews in mid 1996 in Australia and in 1997 everywhere else in the world.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Howling is ranked #147253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Howling surname appeared 112 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Howling.

    75% or 84 total occurrences were White.
    16.9% or 19 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of howling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of howling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of howling in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Tennyson:

    Paladin speaking to guest star Charles Bronson, He that shuts love out, shall in turn be shut out from love, and on her threshold lie, howling in the darkness. Paladin attributes the quote to Alfred Tennyson.

  2. Sarah Marquis ':

    I was camping in the Gobi Desert, and at 5 a.m. one morning five wolves came howling around my tent.

  3. Los Angeles:

    If one of those two don't win, there will be much howling.

  4. Alistair McLean:

    Sometimes, the dogs start howling when the aurora appears here, it's so primeval, it sends shivers down your spine.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    It is unseemly to be moving forward so fast on confirming a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment while this big gray cloud of an FBI investigation hangs over the presidency, you can bet if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI the Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances. Elizabeth Warren added on Twitter :.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. instigation
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