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Synonyms for yowl

to utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound

to make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears

to cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress


a long, mournful cry

Synonyms for yowl

a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

cry loudly, as of animals

utter shrieks, as of cats

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The bark and yowl suddenly changed to a kind of yodel and 20 seconds later a pair of hen pheasants flew from the cattails and crossed the road where I was waiting.
Thirty seconds later the yowl of a two- stroke at full chat rends the air.
Whenever domestic discord would cause me to raise my voice--my wife says I yelled--Martha would leap on to my lap, put her paws on my chest, and yowl. The absurdity of the scene made it impossible to maintain the seriously self-righteous attitude I usually bring to family altercations.
Each page begins with the number of animals in the picture and an accompanying sentence, such as "Eight coyotes yowl yip-yip-yip." The short paragraph that follows each of these lead sentences provides information about the animal, with most paragraphs describing what activities the animal engages in and why it makes its sounds.
She took a blunt pencil & sought relief from yowl & din in rhyming & iambic rhythm.
Under the bonnet, the twin turbo 4.2-litre V8 doesn't yowl like the old V10 powerplant did, but that engine never felt particularly well suited to a big estate car.
In this version, the engine doesn't bang and pop on the overrun like in the F-Type but there is that Roots-type supercharger howl to add an aural excitement to join the yowl of the six-cylinder block.
While Cloud might be stunning to look at, he has a distinctive Siamese-type yowl that doesn't appeal to all.
Even when the rev counter hits the red mark the overtures are music to the ears: a heady growl that develops into a thunderous yowl.
Robert'sacolytes didn't seem too annoyingly obsessed by Led Zeppelin's past, but all were ecstatic when Plant proffered a good handful of their tunes, wrenched out with a voice that still retains the bluesy yowl of yore, rousing the slumbering When The Levi Breaks beast.
Unbalanced, the boiling water spluttered from the spout of the kettle, causing a yowl and the pussy running off like, erm, a scalded cat.
His distinctive yowl and swaying hips withstand the ravages of time better than his appearance.
They stalk by night, and yowl and fight, and worse than that, I fear.
This peculiar, jarring, altogether fascinating whatsit of a drama starts in an absurdist comedy mode that is finally complemented (rather than replaced) by a yowl of despair as heartrending as it is unexpected.