Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by the sound of howling.
  • adjective Desolate; dreary.
  • adjective Slang Very great; tremendous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Filled with howling beasts or dismal sounds.
  • Very “loud”; intense: as, a howling swell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of producing howls.
  • verb Present participle of howl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
  • adjective extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

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Examples

  • _howling_ dervishes; all our religion consisted in howling like jackals or hyenas, with all our might, until we fell down in real or pretended convulsions.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • _howling_ dervishes; all our religion consisted in howling like jackals or hyenas, with all our might, until we fell down in real or pretended convulsions.

    The Pacha of Many Tales

  • But, he says, there's no better way to forget about work than to enter a capoeira circle, known as a roda, which he describes as a "howling vortex of energy."

    Fighting the Fun Fight

  • They saw those angels chargrilling their friends, families and regular customers and felt a powerful urge to throw themselves at the angels in howling rage, for the sake of pride and honour, for the love of all that they held dear.

    A Story From Sodom

  • By this time, the wind was really howling from the northwest and snowing so hard I could not even see the horses.

    A cold winter for a young man from Mexico

  • So whether you read from left to right (sent howling from the garden where the stories all begin) or simply wander as gaps in the crowd permit, the pillars of the chapel will have told you how to navigate. on one side the pair of them driven like cattle, her face with its sockets of grief. and on the other side the premise still unspoilt. or is it promise?

    Two Poems

  • So whether you read from left to right (sent howling from the garden where the stories all begin) or simply wander as gaps in the crowd permit, the pillars of the chapel will have told you how to navigate. on one side the pair of them driven like cattle, her face with its sockets of grief. and on the other side the premise still unspoilt. or is it promise?

    Two Poems

  • Really did not think to much about it until I stop my truck to bait the bait pile when I heard howling from the direction it ran to.

    Wolf Sightings Wisconsin

  • There will be a lot of howling from the ‘Baggers’ and Repugs tonight!

    Think Progress » Fox ‘News’ cheerleads for Tea Party protesters.

  • They saw those angels chargrilling their friends, families and regular customers and felt a powerful urge to throw themselves at the angels in howling rage, for the sake of pride and honour, for the love of all that they held dear.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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