Origin of caterwaul
OTHER WORDS FROM caterwaulcat·er·waul·er, noun
How to use caterwaul in a sentence
On The View, while she leads the show, she sat apart from the more hysterical caterwauling and general idiocy around her.
Another shovels strings of rubber bands into his mouth like spaghetti, provoking more caterwauling from the judges.The Most Depressing Show on Earth: Amongst the Clowns of Newark|Lizzie Crocker|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is just too much, all this babyish caterwauling from Mitch McConnell.
To be sure, there was plenty of Democratic caterwauling about the Reagan budget.
Deaf Old Gentleman (seated by piano, talking to pretty girl)—I'd rather listen to you than hear this caterwauling.
From inside came the rare sound of water splashing, mixed with a wheezing, off-key caterwauling.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
The night was still, save for a love-sick panther somewhere on the mountain, a-caterwauling under the June stars.The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers
Another South American breed is said to be free from the hideous “caterwauling” of the ordinary cat.
The voices are filled with night—black hollow gloomy night or else they are as strident as the caterwauling of a Tom Cat.Great Singers on the Art of Singing|James Francis Cooke