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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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References in classic literature ?
I couldn't meow that night, becuz auntie was watching me, but I'll meow this time.
In Pollyanna's room Fluffy had just jumped to the bed with a little purring "meow" of joy when through the open door sounded clearly and sharply Aunt Polly's agonized exclamation.
The First Mate uncoiled himself like a spring with a nice, throaty, comfortable sound, half purr, half meow, stretched his paws in air, turned over and coiled himself up again.
Then Willa will be more than happy to serenade you every day, both with purrs and her meows.
Meowing can be endearing, but let's face it: When our cats meow to excess, it can sometimes drive us crazy.
The Clinton Historical Society recently ordered the Cat's Meows of the former Holy Rosary church.
For, as She Who Knows All predicted, Nesbitt no longer meows; Squirt saved the day.
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