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yowl

 
pronunciation:
yaUl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: yowls, yowling, yowled
definition: to make a loud, sad cry.
The cat yowled when his owner left him behind.
synonyms:
wail
similar words:
bawl, bellow, bray, cry, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squeal, whine, yelp
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a sad cry or howl.
The baby's yowls told his mother he was tired.My cat's yowls woke me up.
synonyms:
wail
similar words:
bawl, bellow, bray, cry, scream, screech, shout, shriek, squeal, whine, yelp
derivation: yowler (n.)
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