yowling

yowl

[youl]
verb (used without object)
1.
to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl.
noun
2.
a yowling cry; a howl.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English yuhele, yule, youle, apparently from a cry of pain or distress yuhele; compare Old English geoh- (in geohthu grief)

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yowl (jaʊl)
 
vb
1.  to express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl
 
n
2.  a loud mournful cry; wail or howl
 
[C13: from Old Norse gaula; related to German jaulen; see yawl²]
 
'yowler
 
n

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yowl
early 13c., yuhelen, probably of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Yowled; yowling.
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