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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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Civil activists have howled down press-conference of international observers from OSCE/ODIHR, PACE and CE,
I was howled down; not for exaggerating, but because I should have been citing 20-25%!
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.
But suggest that here and you get howled down and derided as a lily-livered do-gooder.
Mr Delaney was almost howled down when he suggested services like the 15 A and 15C had not been financially viable.
DAVID BECKHAM last night revealed his disgust after England's national anthem was howled down by Welsh fans packed into Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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.
Local electricity companies who warned about possible cuts because of power overloads caused by all these twinkling lights were howled down as Scrooges by the media.