Caterwaul — Do you know its meaning?

caterwaulSometimes words come up in normal conversation. I heard someone say caterwaul recently. This is an older word that you do not hear much.

What does the noun caterwaul mean?

Basically, it means to protest or complain in a noise way. It can also be any harsh cry or a shrill howling/wailing sound.

Synonyms include but are not limited to: beef, bellyache, carp complain, grouse, grumble moan, squawk and whine.

There is your brief vocabulary lesson from Words by Bob.


3 responses to “Caterwaul — Do you know its meaning?

  1. William Dickerman

    Good word; I’m gonna try to use it when I can. Trouble is, there ain’t much caterwaulin’ around my house or work. Happy holidays, Bob.


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