Definition of Caterwauling

1. n. The cry of cats; a harsh, disagreeable noise or cry like the cry of cats.



Definition of Caterwauling

1. Verb. (present participle of caterwaul) ¹

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Definition of Caterwauling

1. caterwaul [v] - See also: caterwaul

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caterwauling

caterpillar cell
caterpillar dermatitis
caterpillar flap
caterpillar rash
caterpillar skiing
caterpillar track
caterpillar tracks
caterpillar tread
caterpillar tree
caterpillars
caters
caterwaul
caterwauled
caterwauler
caterwaulers
caterwauling (current term)
caterwauls
catery
cates
catface
catfaces
catfacing
catfacings
catfall
catfalls
catfight
catfighting
catfights
catfish
catfisher

Literary usage of Caterwauling

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1. The British poets, including translations by British poets (1822)
"REPARTEES BETWEEN CAT AND PUSS, AT A caterwauling. IN THE MODERN HEROIC WAY1. IT was about the middle age of night, When half the earth stood in the other's ..."

2. Adventures Afloat and Ashore by Parker Gillmore (1873)
"... CAT OF THE PAMPAS—A NIGHT OF caterwauling—END OF A NOVEL SPECULATION. VOL. II. ... caterwauling ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical edited by Samuel Johnson (1779)
"... BETWEEN CAT AND PUSS AT A caterwauling. In the modern Heroic way. IT was about the middle age of night, When half the earth flood in the other's light, ..."

4. The Bookman (1897)
"Foremost is the phrase " the neurotic caterwauling of an hysterical woman," on ... We every one of us know the so-called caterwauling of both men and women, ..."

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