Cry and Howl


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Cry noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared

Howl is a synonym for cry in shout topic. In some cases you can use "Howl" instead the word "Cry" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like yell, weep, wail, happy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: crying, cried
Synonyms for Cry


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Howl noun – A crying out in grief.
Usage example: the agonized howl of the grief-stricken parents rose toward heaven

Cry is a synonym for howl in bay topic. You can use "Cry" instead the word "Howl" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as wail, yell, baying, activity. popular alternative
Nearby Words: howling, howled, howler
Synonyms for Howl

How words are described

full full cry full howl
long long cry long howl
standard standard cry standard howl
original original cry original howl
Other adjectives: true, dead, single, loud, shrill, real, mournful, main, famous, final, pained, chilling, eerie, different, anguished, creepy, terrifying.

Common collocations

time cry time howl time
times cry times howl times
moments cry moments howl moments

Both words in one sentence

  • Everyone felt it who heard that cry as it echoed off the wall, a God-cursed scream and strain of catastrophe, the howl of the loser, the lament of the hell-serf keening his wound.
  • Video Game / Diablo II Make Me Wanna Shout: The Barbarian has a number of vocal capabilities (howl, taunt, shout, battle cry, battle orders, war cry and battle command) with a number of effects on enemies ranging from fear, stunning or status penalties all the way to immediate damage.
  • Western Animation / The Curse of the Were-Rabbit The Voiceless: All of the non-human characters, except for when the rabbits howl at the moon, cheer when Gromit takes the bullet in his plane that was meant for the Were-Rabbit, and cry when Wallace is believed dead; and Hutch when he's become a were-Wallace.
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