- producing or uttering a howling noise: a howling mob.
- desolate, dismal, or dreary: a howling wilderness.
- Informal. very great; tremendous: a howling success.
Origin of howling
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Examples from the Web for howlingly
About 750,000 people are arrested on possession charges every year, a howlingly large number.Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea
October 29, 2012
Yesterday morning I bathed in a snowstorm, this morning it was too terribly, howlingly blusterous to run out into it.Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska
Admirable your evocation of the brave and brown and beautiful Peg—of whom I wish I weren't so howlingly deprived.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II
- (prenominal) informal (intensifier)a howling success; a howling error
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