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Meaning of CATERWAUL

Pronunciation:  'katur`wol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  2. [v]  utter shrieks, as of cats
 

CATERWAUL is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: yowl
 
 See Also: cry, pipe, pipe up, screech, shriek, shrill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cat"er*waul\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caterwauled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Caterwauling}.] [Cat + waul, wawl, to cry as a
    cat.]
    To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive
    noise. --Coleridge.
    
    
  2. \Cat"er*waul\, n.
    A caterwauling.
    
    
 
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