Definition of "yowl" []

  • To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail. (verb-intransitive)
  • To say or utter with a yowl. (verb-transitive)
  • A long loud mournful cry; a wail. (noun)
  • To express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A loud mournful cry; wail or howl (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "yowl" in a sentence
  • "Then, suddenly, he heard a sharp and ugly yowl from the bath-house park; and when he stood up he saw, in the pale moonlight, a fox standing on the pavement under the balcony."
  • "Howlin' Wolf yowl, which is richer and more elastic than ever on "Bad as Me," still has a mound of dark brown hair, same style, though thinner, that he's worn since his first album in 1973."
  • ""yowl," that filled the whole valley, and reverberating from the cliffs, appeared continuous."