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HOWLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does howling mean? 

HOWLING (noun)
  The noun HOWLING has 1 sense:

1. a long loud emotional utterance

  Familiarity information: HOWLING used as a noun is very rare.


HOWLING (adjective)
  The adjective HOWLING has 1 sense:

1. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers

  Familiarity information: HOWLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOWLING (noun)


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Meaning:

A long loud emotional utterance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

howl; howling; ululation

Context examples:

he gave a howl of pain / howls of laughter / their howling had no effect

Hypernyms ("howling" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)


HOWLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers

Synonyms:

wonderful; rattling; marvelous; marvellous; howling; wondrous; terrific; tremendous; fantastic; grand

Context examples:

a fantastic trip to the Orient / the film was fantastic! / a howling success / a marvelous collection of rare books / had a rattling conversation about politics / a tremendous achievement

Similar:

extraordinary (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable)


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