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howling

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊlɪŋ
 
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Definition of howling in English:

adjective

[attributive]
1Producing a long, doleful cry or wailing sound: howling wolves the howling wind
More example sentences
  • I've cut out the audio track because it was just the sound of howling wind - so it's just nice pretty pictures.
  • Even in the impregnable fortress that was Robert Inglewood's twenty-fifth floor office on Greene Avenue, the sounds of the howling wind and pounding rain were deafening.
  • The walls screamed with the cold and harsh sound of the howling winds.
2 informal Extreme or great: the meal was a howling success
More example sentences
  • Naturally the job goes howlingly wrong, but Frenchy's cookies, initially set up as a front, become a howling success.
  • And it's like driving without having to do the driving: You'd think that America's train system would be a howling success.
  • The reality genre took a giant step toward the mainstream with the howling success of this show's first season in summer 2000.

Derivatives

howlingly

1
adverb
[as submodifier]: the film is as as howlingly funny as it is touching
More example sentences
  • This howlingly, gobsmackingly awful mess bears only too clearly the imprint of its co-producer, who makes a smirking cameo appearance.
  • Naturally the job goes howlingly wrong, but Frenchy's cookies, initially set up as a front, become a howling success.
  • This year's fringe was the usual mixture of the hilarious and the howlingly bad.

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