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[hou-ling] /ˈhaʊ lɪŋ/

producing or uttering a howling noise:
a howling mob.
desolate, dismal, or dreary:
a howling wilderness.
Informal. very great; tremendous:
a howling success.
(prenominal) (informal) (intensifier): a howling success, a howling error


Conspicuously successful: The Peoples’ theatre is doing a howling biz (1887+)


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