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Caterwaul   /kˈætərwɑl/   Listen
Caterwaul

verb
(past & past part. caterwauled; pres. part. caterwauling)
1.
Utter shrieks, as of cats.  Synonym: yowl.






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"Caterwaul" Quotes from Famous Books



... faults of attack in class-singing are sliding to the pitch instead of striking it accurately, and beginning to sing with the mouth still closed, or only partly open. When the attack presents the combined effects of these two common habits, a quite realistic caterwaul is ...
— The Child-Voice in Singing • Francis E. Howard



Words linked to "Caterwaul" :   shrill, shriek, cry, pipe, pipe up



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