1 noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts; "a crying mass of rioters"; "a howling wind"; "shouting fans"; "the yelling fiend" [syn: crying, yelling, shouting]
2 extraordinarily good; 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" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous] n : a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect" [syn: howl, ululation]
- Rhymes: -aʊlɪŋ
- The act of producing howls.
- The howling of wolves is haunting at night.
- present participle of howl
Howling can refer to
vocalisations of the wolf
- Howling, similar vocalisations of dogs
- The Howling, a 1977 horror novel by Gary Brandner
- The Howling (film), a 1981 film loosely based on the novel, and various sequels
- Howling, a fictional village in which the 1932 novel Cold Comfort Farm is set
- Howling (song), by Japanese rock band Abingdon Boys School
- Howling (album), by Australian rock band The Saints
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