howlingly

howling

[hou-ling]
adjective
1.
producing or uttering a howling noise: a howling mob.
2.
desolate, dismal, or dreary: a howling wilderness.
3.
Informal. very great; tremendous: a howling success.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English houlinge (gerund); see howl, -ing2

howlingly, adverb
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howling (ˈhaʊlɪŋ)
 
adj
informal (prenominal) (intensifier): a howling success; a howling error
 
'howlingly
 
adv

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howl
c.1220, houlen, probably of imitative origin. Howler "glaring blunder, ridiculous mistake" is first recorded 1890.
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howl definition


  1. n.
    something funny. : What a howl the surprise party turned out to be when the guest of honor didn't show up.
  2. in.
    to laugh very hard. : Everybody howled at my mistake.
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howling (drunk) definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated; loudly drunk. : Willy got howling drunk and ran in the streets with his coat off.
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