(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bellow, shriek, yowl, bay, keen. —v. i. wail, complain, ululate, bawl, yowl. See cry, lamentation, wind.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. moan, wail, lament; see cry 2 , yell 1 .
Syn. bawl, wail, lament; see cry 3 , yell .
one's night to howl,
Syn. time for fun, relaxation, recreation; see leisure .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
wail, waul, bay, bellow, yowl, cry out, bawl, moan, whine, ululate, caterwaul.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound: bay2, moan, ululate, wail, yowl. See SOUNDS. 2. To cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress: bawl, wail, yowl. See SOUNDS. 3. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears: bawl, blubber, cry, keen2, sob, wail, weep, yowl. See HAPPY, SOUNDS. 4. Slang. To express great amusement or mirth: guffaw, roar. Informal: break up. See LAUGHTER. II noun 1. A long, mournful cry: bay2, moan, ululation, wail, yowl. See SOUNDS. 2. Slang. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd: absurdity. Informal: hoot, joke, laugh, scream. Slang: gas, panic, riot. Idiom: a laugh a minute. See LAUGHTER.

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(as of a dog), / (as a dog), / , / (said of wind)

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