Definition of Howler

1. Noun. A joke that seems extremely funny.

Exact synonyms: Belly Laugh, Riot, Scream, Sidesplitter, Thigh-slapper, Wow
Generic synonyms: Gag, Jape, Jest, Joke, Laugh
Derivative terms: Howl



2. Noun. Monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry.
Exact synonyms: Howler Monkey
Generic synonyms: New World Monkey, Platyrrhine, Platyrrhinian
Group relationships: Alouatta, Genus Alouatta
Derivative terms: Howl

3. Noun. A glaring blunder.

Definition of Howler

1. n. One who howls.

Definition of Howler

1. Noun. An animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey ¹

2. Noun. (Chiefly British) A painfully obvious mistake ¹

3. Noun. A hilarious joke ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Howler

1. one that howls [n -S] - See also: howls

Medical Definition of Howler

1. 1. One who howls. 2. Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes. Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits, and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which they indulge at night. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Howler

howieite
howitz
howitzer
howitzerlike
howitzers
howitzes
howk
howked
howker
howkers
howking
howks
howl
howl out
howled
howler (current term)
howler monkey
howler monkeys
howlers
howlet
howlets
howling
howling(a)
howlingly
howlings
howlite
howls
howness
howp
howped

Literary usage of Howler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"The Red howler.—Roast monkey.—The Nondescript.—Altered physiognomy.—Gold and silver mines.—Changes of government.—Politics. —India-rubber. ..."

2. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"He is the Prairie Wolf, so called because he is a lover of the great open plains and not of the deep forests like his big cousin, howler the Timber Wotf. ..."

3. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1883)
"Next we come to the famous group of the howler monkeys, animals celebrated for the harsh and discordant cries which they continually utter from dusk to dawn ..."

4. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"... and most resplendent butterflies and beetles down to the tiniest and most YELLOW-TAII.ED howler AND YOUNG. ferocious ants, jiggers, mosquitoes, ticks, ..."

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