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yowl

[ youl ]
/ yaʊl /
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Definition of yowl

verb (used without object)
to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl.
noun
a yowling cry; a howl.
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Origin of yowl

1175–1225; Middle English yuhele, yule, youle, apparently from a cry of pain or distress yuhele; compare Old English geoh- (in geohthu grief)
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British Dictionary definitions for yowl

yowl
/ (jaʊl) /

verb
to express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl
noun
a loud mournful cry; wail or howl

Derived forms of yowl

yowler, noun

Word Origin for yowl

C13: from Old Norse gaula; related to German jaulen; see yawl ²
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