miaow
variant of meow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • miaow — (also meow) ► NOUN ▪ the characteristic cry of a cat. ► VERB ▪ make a miaow. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • miaow — or miaou [mē ou′, myou] n., vi. MEOW …   English World dictionary

  • miaow — UK [mjaʊ] / US [mɪˈaʊ] verb [intransitive] Word forms miaow : present tense I/you/we/they miaow he/she/it miaows present participle miaowing past tense miaowed past participle miaowed if a cat miaows, it makes a short high sound • See: mew… …   English dictionary

  • miaow — [[t]mia͟ʊ[/t]] miaows, miaowing, miaowed N COUNT; SOUND Miaow is used to represent the noise that a cat makes. He made a frightened noise a little like the miaow of a cat. VERB: V Miaow is also a verb. Cats miaow when they are unhappy, purr when… …   English dictionary

  • miaow — mi|aow meow [miˈau] v if a cat miaows, it makes a crying sound >miaow[i] n ▪ The cat jumped away with a loud miaow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miaow — (also meow) noun the characteristic crying sound of a cat. verb (of a cat) make a miaow. Origin C17: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • miaow — verb (I) to make the crying sound that a cat makes miaow noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • miaow — [mjaʊ] verb [I] if a cat miaows, it makes a short high sound miaow noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • miaow — /mee ow , myow/, n., v.i. meow. Also, miaou, miaul /mee owl , mee awl /. * * * …   Universalium

  • miaow — mi|aow [ mı au ] the British spelling of meow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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