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howl

Electronics an unwanted prolonged high-pitched sound produced by a sound-producing system as a result of feedback

howl

[hau̇l]
(engineering acoustics)
Undesirable prolonged sound produced by a radio receiver or audio-frequency amplifier system because of either electric or acoustic feedback.
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When Y attempted to explain his version of the event, he "was howled down by the crowd which was shouting that he be hung, beaten up, and so on.
Canvas tents supplied by Turkey's Red Crescent leaked as the snow fell and makeshift nylon tents ripped apart or flew away as winds howled down from the Black Sea.
Just as such dark forebodings were swirling about the mind of one who remembers the bright hopes of the Sixties before tentative moves towards equality were howled down as a "Romeward trend", news emerged of a new political party with the super-cool name of NI21.
They have certainly highlighted the problem but there is still no real debate because it's howled down.
Johnson said the team had been trying to rein in their natural aggression for three years, ever since being howled down as "ugly Australians" in the aftermath of the spiteful 2008 New Year's Test against India at the SCG.
Yet, the moment a health expert makes the cautious, sensible suggestion that an end to bargain-price booze might help curb these serious problems, he is howled down for threatening the British way of life.
If you stood up at the Association of Master Butchers and decried vegetarianism, it is unlikely you would be howled down and driven from the building, nor would a pub landlord who announced that his beer would be half price in future be forced to duck a shower of glasses and abuse from angry customers.
The biggest problem is that the concept is new and anything new in Scottish football is usually howled down.
He tried to explain why dictatorships had to be removed and he was howled down by those who would call themselves the anti-war coalition, who some would say were pro-dictator.
But the likes of myself and Big Mac, who have persistently pointed out the long-term agenda, have been howled down by the big bookies and their paid apologists.
I know that my suggestion will be howled down, but I do not believe that provincial teams will work here.