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Definition of "howling" []

  • Marked by the sound of howling: a howling wind. (adjective)
  • Desolate; dreary: a howling wilderness. (adjective)
  • Slang Very great; tremendous: a howling success. (adjective)

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.

Use "howling" in a sentence
  • "_howling_ dervishes; all our religion consisted in howling like jackals or hyenas, with all our might, until we fell down in real or pretended convulsions."
  • "But, he says, there's no better way to forget about work than to enter a capoeira circle, known as a roda, which he describes as a "howling vortex of energy.""
  • "So whether you read from left to right (sent howling from the garden where the stories all begin) or simply wander as gaps in the crowd permit, the pillars of the chapel will have told you how to navigate. on one side the pair of them driven like cattle, her face with its sockets of grief. and on the other side the premise still unspoilt. or is it promise?"