Meaning of caterwaul

cat•er•waul

Pronunciation: (kat'ur-wôl"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter long wailing cries, as cats in rutting time.
  2. to utter a similar sound; howl or screech.
  3. to quarrel like cats.
—n.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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