2. Adverb. (informal) In a comical way that causes howls of laughter. ¹
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Definition of Howlingly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Howlingly
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Literary usage of Howlingly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Letters of Henry James by Henry James (1920)
"Admirable your evocation of the brave and brown and beautiful Peg—of whom I wish I weren't so howlingly deprived. But please tell her I drench her with her ..."
2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1965 Such missteps, while often howlingly funny to ignorami like us, are deadly serious concerns to psychologists and linguists —Roger Rosenblatt, ..."
3. Poems by James Clarence Mangan, John Mitchel (1859)
"... And howlingly she hears them sing— "Bear, bear, although thy heart be riven ! And tamper not with GOD in heaven. Thy body's knell they soon shall toll— ..."