verb[no object] (often as noun caterwauling)
(Of a cat) make a shrill howling or wailing noise: the caterwauling of a pair of bobcats (as adjective caterwauling) figurative a caterwauling guitar
More example sentences
- The roofers went up there yelling and screaming and caterwauling in an attempt to get them to go.
- Tielli is best known for his perfect vocal and guitar caterwauling, and for song-writing with the Toronto rock group the Rheostatics.
- ‘Love Hounds’ features rapid-fire, almost spoken verses over guitar caterwauling, and then slides into the disc's catchiest chorus.
howl, howling, wail, wailing, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming, bawl, bawling, cry, crying, yell, yelling, yelp, yelping, yowl, yowling, squall, squalling, whine, whining, ululating;
A shrill howling or wailing noise.
- Drunk and angry, he berated the thicknecks while pouring his loudest, most annoying caterwauls over the din of his backing band.
- The drinkers perform a comedic caterwaul while the folk singers create a dissonant background to the absurdity.
- Armed with only an acoustic guitar, My Morning Jacket's frontman falls into the delicate opening strains of ‘Bermuda Highway, ‘his ghostly caterwaul creeping up my spine like a fever.’
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