waul

VERB
  1. make high-pitched, whiney noises
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How To Use waul In A Sentence

  • But the slower wits, such as Mr. Solomon and Mrs. Waule, who both occupied land of their own, took a long time to arrive at this conclusion, their minds halting at the vivid conception of what it would be to cut the Big Pasture in two, and turn it into three-cornered bits, which would be "nohow;" while accommodation-bridges and high payments were remote and incredible. Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)
  • Pb isotope studies showed that the minor sub-Waulsortian mineralization is significantly less radiogenic than that of the main mineralization, implying two different sources for lead.
  • The song ended in a caterwaul of feedback as they stumbled off stage, leaving in their wake trashed guitars and a bemused Jonathan Ross.
  • It is a tribute to McLeish's side that they were not dragged down by caterwauling from the Ibrox stands - in which pockets of empty seats were evident - once Dundee had struck.
  • The words Britain's best young spellers found most difficult were rankle, caterwaul, pleasurable and totem.
  • It's a big, swooping song with huge, dramatic riffs and kind of caterwauling vocals, and it's a song about her mother's struggle with cancer. Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63
  • ‘Love Hounds’ features rapid-fire, almost spoken verses over guitar caterwauling, and then slides into the disc's catchiest chorus.
  • Were we to kill off the wauling cats which make such a mess of the garden, the neighbourhood would lose its best garbingers. A Poor Man's House
  • By far one of the best bands of the so-called dance-punk explosion, the Fav combine angular art-rock and caterwauling dance-punk into something that's at times cerebral but always engaging, accessible, and damn fun.
  • Certainly, the former, part caterwaul and part coy coo, will be an acquired taste.
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