1. A long loud emotional utterance; SYN. howling, ululation.
2. A loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound.
3. The long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf.
1. To cry loudly, as of animals; SYN. wrawl, yammer, yowl.
2. To emit long loud cries; SYN. ululate, wail, roar, yawl.
Poem 1956 by US poet Allen Ginsberg. Written in long, chanting cadences, the poem protests against modern American materialism and conformism. It caused an immediate sensation on its first public reading in San Francisco 1955 and became a powerful call to the emerging Beat Generation.