Yowl \Yowl\, n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl. [1913 Webster]
Word Netyowl 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]
2 utter shrieks, as of cats [syn: caterwaul]
Moby Thesaurusbark, 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
EtymologyImitation of the represented sound
- Utter a yowl.
- Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.
- Dutch: janken