The Scythians doing this howled with joy, according to the Father of History.
But whether they were good or not, he howled when he told them.
If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were mayor of Chicago, labor and allies would have howled him down.
early 13c., houlen, probably ultimately of imitative origin; similar formations are found in other Germanic languages. Related: Howled; howling. As a noun from 1590s.