AskDefine | Define yowl

The Collaborative Dictionary

Yowl \Yowl\, v. i. [See Yawl, v. i.] To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell. [1913 Webster]
Yowl \Yowl\, n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

yowl n : a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring]


1 cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert" [syn: howl, wrawl, yammer]
2 utter shrieks, as of cats [syn: caterwaul]

Moby Thesaurus

bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, call, caterwaul, cheer, cry, cry out, dolorous tirade, give tongue, give voice, groan, hail, halloo, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, hurrah, jeremiad, keen, lament, low, make an outcry, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, moo, murmur, mutter, neigh, nicker, outcry, plaint, planctus, pule, rallying cry, roar, screak, scream, screech, shout, shriek, sob, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, tirade, troat, ululate, ululation, wail, wail of woe, war cry, war whoop, whicker, whimper, whine, whinny, whoop, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho



Imitation of the represented sound


  1. A prolonged, loud cry, like the sound of an animal; a wail; a howl.



  1. Utter a yowl.
  2. Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.


Derived terms

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