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howling

[hou-ling] /ˈhaʊ lɪŋ/
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
1250-1300; Middle English houlinge (gerund); see howl, -ing2
Related forms
howlingly, adverb
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howling

/ˈhaʊlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (informal) (intensifier) a howling success, a howling error
Derived Forms
howlingly, adverb
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howling

adjective

Conspicuously successful: The Peoples' theatre is doing a howling biz (1887+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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