Mewl
Mewl \Mewl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mewled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mewling}.] [Cf. F. miauler to mew, E. mew to cry as a cat. Cf. {Miaul}.] To cry, as a young child; to squall. [Written also {meawl}.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • mewl — mewl·er; mewl; …   English syllables

  • mewl — [ mjul ] verb intransitive LITERARY if an animal or child mewls, it cries with a soft high sound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mewl — (v.) to cry feebly, c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling …   Etymology dictionary

  • mewl — ► VERB 1) cry feebly or querulously. 2) mew. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • mewl — [myo͞ol] vi. [freq. of MEW2] to cry weakly, like a baby; whimper or whine mewler n …   English World dictionary

  • mewl — UK [mjuːl] / US [mjul] verb [intransitive] Word forms mewl : present tense I/you/we/they mewl he/she/it mewls present participle mewling past tense mewled past participle mewled literary if an animal or child mewls, it cries with a soft high… …   English dictionary

  • mewl — [[t]myul[/t]] v. i. to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper • Etymology: 1590–1600; imit. mewl′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • mewl — intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1600 to cry weakly ; whimper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mewl — mewler, n. /myoohl/, v.i. to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper. [1590 1600; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • mewl — verb /ˈmjuːl/ to whimper or cry weakly And one man in his time plays many parts, / His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, / Mewling and puking in the nurses arms; / Then the whining school boy …   Wiktionary

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