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me·ow

 (mē-ou′)
n.
1. The cry of a cat.
2. Informal A malicious, spiteful comment.
intr.v. me·owed, me·ow·ing, me·ows
To make the crying sound of a cat.

[Imitative.]
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meow

(mɪˈaʊ; mjaʊ) ,

miaou

or

miaow

;

miaul

(mɪˈaʊl; mjaʊl)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of a cat) to make a characteristic crying sound
interj
an imitation of this sound
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me•ow

(miˈaʊ, myaʊ)

n.
1. the characteristic sound a cat makes.
2. a spiteful or catty remark.
v.i.
3. to make the sound of a cat.
4. to make a spiteful or catty remark.
[1870–75; imitative]
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meow


Past participle: meowed
Gerund: meowing

Imperative
meow
meow
Present
I meow
you meow
he/she/it meows
we meow
you meow
they meow
Preterite
I meowed
you meowed
he/she/it meowed
we meowed
you meowed
they meowed
Present Continuous
I am meowing
you are meowing
he/she/it is meowing
we are meowing
you are meowing
they are meowing
Present Perfect
I have meowed
you have meowed
he/she/it has meowed
we have meowed
you have meowed
they have meowed
Past Continuous
I was meowing
you were meowing
he/she/it was meowing
we were meowing
you were meowing
they were meowing
Past Perfect
I had meowed
you had meowed
he/she/it had meowed
we had meowed
you had meowed
they had meowed
Future
I will meow
you will meow
he/she/it will meow
we will meow
you will meow
they will meow
Future Perfect
I will have meowed
you will have meowed
he/she/it will have meowed
we will have meowed
you will have meowed
they will have meowed
Future Continuous
I will be meowing
you will be meowing
he/she/it will be meowing
we will be meowing
you will be meowing
they will be meowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been meowing
you have been meowing
he/she/it has been meowing
we have been meowing
you have been meowing
they have been meowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been meowing
you will have been meowing
he/she/it will have been meowing
we will have been meowing
you will have been meowing
they will have been meowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been meowing
you had been meowing
he/she/it had been meowing
we had been meowing
you had been meowing
they had been meowing
Conditional
I would meow
you would meow
he/she/it would meow
we would meow
you would meow
they would meow
Past Conditional
I would have meowed
you would have meowed
he/she/it would have meowed
we would have meowed
you would have meowed
they would have meowed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meow - the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)meow - the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.meow - cry like a cat; "the cat meowed"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
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Translations
mňau
maumiau
miau
mjálm
ニャー
miau
miau
miau
mjav
mjau

meow

[mɪˈaʊ]
A. Nmaullido m, miau m
B. VImaullar
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