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  • n. One who caterwauls.


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caterwaul (“verb”) +‎ -er


  • One hungry and fiery wish to destroy that diabolical caterwauler, took possession of my soul.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844 Volume 23, Number 6

  • The first recorded caterwauler was W. Frank Caston, of Columbia, S.C., who on Feb. 10, 1964, wrote, "I most certainly do not want such pictures coming into my home for my young teen-age son to ogle, much less myself."

    Slate Magazine

  • The big story of the day is that Jack White has launched yet another new band, the Dead Weather, with The Kills 'sassy caterwauler Alison Mossheart on vocals, the Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence on bass and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertitia on guitar.


  • Zola Jesus is Nika Roza Danilova, an opera-trained caterwauler from Madison, Wisconsin who makes noise music that scrapes and glistens in equal measure.

    Pitchfork: Latest News


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