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Definition of the noun yowl

What does yowl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: yowls

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

Definition of the verb yowl

What does yowl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: yowled | yowling | yowls

  1. cry loudly, as of animals
  2. utter shrieks, as of cats

Alternative definition of the verb yowl

verb

  1. [intransitive] Utter a yowl.
  2. [transitive] Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for yowl

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Google previewT, UVWXYZ Versability (2016)

by Roger J. Maderia

A yowl is a very mournful yell. A yabber is very rapid speech.

Google previewClassical Hollywood Comedy (2013)

by Kristine Brunovska Karnick, Henry Jenkins

The yowl is a runaway titter. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure knows all about a belly laugh. The boffo is a laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up the ladder of laughs by cruelly ...

Google previewNotions of Genre (2016)

Writings on Popular Film Before Genre Theory by Barry Keith Grant, Malisa Kurtz

The yowl is a runaway titter. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure knows all about a belly laugh. The boffo is the laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up this ladder of laughs by cruelly ...

Google previewTextual Translation and Live Translation (2008)

The total experience of nonverbal communication in literature, theater and cinema by Fernando Poyatos

The yowl is a runaway titter. The boffo is the laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up this ladder of laughs by cruelly controlled degrees to the top rung, and would then proceed to wobble, ...

Google previewLaughter (2010)

Notes on a Passion by Anca Parvulescu

The yowl is a runaway titter. Anyone who has had the pleasure knows all about a belly laugh. The boffo is the laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up this ladder of laughs by cruelly ...

Google previewNonverbal Communication across Disciplines (2002)

Volume 2: Paralanguage, kinesics, silence, personal and environmental interaction by Fernando Poyatos

The yowl is a runaway titter. The boffo is the laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up this ladder of laughs by cruelly controlled degrees to the top rung, and would then proceed to wobble, ...

Google previewFilm, an Anthology (1975)

by Daniel Talbot

The yowl is a runaway titter. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure knows all about a belly laugh. The boffo is the laugh that kills. An ideally good gag, perfectly constructed and played, would bring the victim up this ladder of laughs by cruelly ...

Google previewA/V A to Z (2014)

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, Entertainment and Other Audiovisual Terms by Richard W. Kroon

The yowl is a runaway titter. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure knows all about a belly laugh. The boffo is the laugh that kills.” [Industry trade paper jargon. Coined by Variety.] Compare socko; whammo. boggie wheels n. Non-standard ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

howl, yowl, yell. -sen itr. howl, yowl, yell. allls|telen v. gape, stare. -tyn itr. am amazed, am stupi- fied, am dumfounded; tr. startle (at), -tys s. amazement, stupefaction; startle. aly s. wit; sense.

Google previewThe English dialect dictionary (1898)

by Joseph Wright

Yowl). YOW, v.2 Lan. Also in form yeaw s.Lan.l tug; to draw ; fig. to struggle, esp. with food. Aw seid 'im yowin away at a four pound loaf an awf a cheese (S.\V.); A yowin un ...

Google previewSupplement to Craig's universal dictionary (1864)

Yowl, yowl, v. n. To cry out or howl like a dog. — Local. Ypres-lace, e'prs lase, s. The finest and most expensive kind of Valenciennes lace. Yttro-tantalite, it-tro-tan' ta-lite, s. An ore of columbium and yttrium, found in Sweden. It occurs of yellow, ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

yowl v. To make a ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

screech, shout, shriek, ululate, wail, weep, yell, yelp, yowl howl at the moon bay howling animal wolf howls like a hound bays hoyden clown, lout, romp, tomboy H-shaped zygal hub axis, bosom, centre, core, crux, cynosure, depths, essence, ...

Google previewOxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

bay, cry, bark, yelp, yowl. 2 wail, cry, yell, bawl, bellow, shriek, scream, screech, caterwaul, ululate; informal holler. howl-er /'hou1ar/ > n. informal a stupid mistake . howl-ing /'hO1l1lNG/ > adj. informal great: the meal was a howling success.

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

bay, cry, bark, yelp, yowl. 2 wail, cry, yell, bawl, bellow, shriek, scream, screech, catervvaul, ululate; ynonyms > n. 1 baying, cry, bark, yelp, yowl. informal holler. s { 2 wail, cry, yell, yelp, bellow, roar, shout, howl-er /'hou1ar/ > n. informal a ...

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Yowl Meaning

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Scrabble value of Y4O1W4L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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