Caterwaul and Squeal


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Caterwaul verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: like other small-town teens, they were caterwauling about the lack of things to do

Squeal and caterwaul are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Squeal" instead the word "Caterwaul" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Word: caterwauling
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Squeal verb – To cry out loudly and emotionally.
Usage example: the child squealed with frustration

Caterwaul and squeal are semantically related. You can use "Caterwaul" instead the word "Squeal" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: squeak, squealer, squealed, squeaky, squealing
Synonyms for Squeal
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