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howling

[hou-ling]
adjective
  1. producing or uttering a howling noise: a howling mob.
  2. desolate, dismal, or dreary: a howling wilderness.
  3. Informal. very great; tremendous: a howling success.
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Origin of howling

1250–1300; Middle English houlinge (gerund); see howl, -ing2
Related formshowl·ing·ly, adverb
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howling

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