Verb > Howl

1 [no object] of a dog, wolf, etc. : to make a long, loud cry that sounds sad

The dogs were howling at the moon.

2 [no object] of the wind : to make a long, loud sound

The wind was howling.

3 [no object] : to cry out loudly in pain, anger, amusement, etc.

He howled in agony.

The audience howled with laughter. [=the audience laughed very loudly]

4 : to say something in a loud and angry way

[+ object]

“I can’t take it!” she howled. = She howled that she couldn’t take it.

[no object]

Activists are howling (in protest) over the court’s decision.

protesters howling for change

howl noun, plural howls [count]

We heard the dog’s howls.

He let out a howl of protest.

howls of laughter