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Meaning of CATCALL

Pronunciation:  'kat`kol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cry expressing disapproval
  2. [v]  utter catcalls at
 

CATCALL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: call, cry, deride, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"call`\, n.
A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses
to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill
instrument for making such a noise.

      Upon the rising of the curtain. I was very much
      surprised with the great consort of catcalls which was
      exhibited.                               --Addison.

 
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