howlback etymology

English word howlback comes from English feedback, English owlet

Detailed word origin of howlback

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
feedback English (eng) (music) To generate the high-frequency sound by allowing a speaker to cause vibration of the sound generator of a musical instrument connected by an amplifier to the speaker.. (transitive) To convey by means of specialized communications channel.. (transitive) To provide informational feedback to. (cybernetics, systems) The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.. [...]
owlet English (eng) A young owl; owling.. Athene noctua. One of a species of small owls, as.
howlback English (eng) A high-pitched squeal produced by feedback when a microphone is too close to its connected speakers.