howling

[ hou-ling ]
/ ˈhaʊ lɪŋ /
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adjective

producing or uttering a howling noise: a howling mob.
desolate, dismal, or dreary: a howling wilderness.
Informal. very great; tremendous: a howling success.

Nearby words

  1. howl down,
  2. howland island,
  3. howler,
  4. howlet,
  5. howlin' wolf,
  6. howling success,
  7. howlingly,
  8. howlround,
  9. howrah,
  10. howship's lacuna

Origin of howling

1250–1300; Middle English houlinge (gerund); see howl, -ing2

Related formshowl·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for howlingly

howling

/ (ˈhaʊlɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) informal (intensifier)a howling success; a howling error
Derived Formshowlingly, adverb

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