1 informal A very stupid or glaring mistake, especially an amusing one: the occasional schoolboy howler would amuse the examiners
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- Now mistakes - even howlers - are made by every columnist from time to time.
- We made mistakes, we made howlers, not just me but Del and Tony alike.
- This led him to make this mistake, a howler for anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with prominent conservative commentators.
2 (also howler monkey) A fruit-eating monkey with a prehensile tail and a loud howling call, native to the forests of tropical America.
- Genus Alouatta, family Cebidae: several species.
- Many smaller animals have also joined the collection: siamang gibbons, provost squirrels, howler monkey, armadillo and the elusive mona monkeys.
- The dam would flood the Macal River valley - a so-called ‘Biogem’ of rain forest and fertile flood plain that is home to many endangered species like the howler monkey, jaguar, and tapir.
- The howler monkey that Stephens observed on Barro Colorado Island was feasting on fruit near its peak ripeness - when its ethanol content is about 1 percent.
Words that rhyme with howlerfowler, growler, prowler, scowler
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