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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Probably from the sound

yowl

verb
     
yowl [intransitive]
C if an animal or a person yowls, they make a long loud cry, especially because they are unhappy or in pain [= howl]:
A tomcat was yowling out on the lawn.
yowl noun [countable]
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