verb (used without object)
noun Also cat·er·waul·ing.
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Origin of caterwaul
OTHER WORDS FROM caterwaulcat·er·waul·er, noun
Words nearby caterwaul
Example sentences from the Web for caterwaul
And so it happens that the people who caterwaul about America being weak in the world become the very people who make it weaker.The GOP Just Screwed Ukraine Out of Billions to Hurt Obama|Michael Tomasky|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He acts as if he was at the p'int o' death, though folks a-dyin' don't gen'ally caterwaul like that.The Brass Bound Box|Evelyn Raymond
It was terrific how hard it was for one of a wildcat heritage and habit to keep the caterwaul back and the claws muffled.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
From the cat there rose suddenly a hideous caterwaul, that ceased abruptly; and then—too late—I snapped off the flashlight.Carnacki, The Ghost Finder|William Hope Hodgson