how to pronounce caterwaul


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caterwaul is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of caterwaul


  1. To have a noisy argument, like cats.
  2. To cry as cats in heat; to make a harsh, offensive noise.


  1. A yowling.
  2. A noisy quarrel.

caterwaul frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word caterwaul occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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