One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make the characteristic deep vocal sound of a cow.
- ‘Cattle and sheep started to roam languidly towards the hill slopes where they grazed, mooing and baaing.’
- ‘She mooed loudly as though in shock, and ran in the opposite direction.’
- ‘Adding to the mesmerizing murmur of the flowing water, the sounds of birds singing and cows mooing left one feeling totally at peace.’
- ‘Children were running everywhere, dogs were barking and cows were mooing.’
- ‘We drove down a winding country road surrounded by large vegetable gardens in various stages of harvest, cow pastures with lots of passive cows mooing softly and small rural homes.’
- ‘I reached out to stick a finger into the pail when the cow mooed again.’
- ‘Several of the bulls started bellowing and the cows mooing.’
- ‘It was sleeping peacefully, mooing faintly and twitching its hooves.’
- ‘The rains began to pour down in heavy pelts, in huge droplets, the cows mooing a nervous call loud over the plateau.’
- ‘Disturbed by Lewis's examination of her newborn, the heifer mooed unhappily.’
- ‘Quietly waiting, chewing their cuds, occasionally mooing, they look in from outside their barn doors at the plentiful picnic refreshments prepared for the human beings.’
The characteristic deep vocal sound of a cow.
- ‘George can only quack, oink, moo, and meow.’
- ‘She withdrew her hand, and nearly jumped as the cow let out a soft, gentle moo.’
- ‘Where life still revolves around the temple, and cows have homes where they are guaranteed dinner - if they stand outside and moo.’
- ‘She got some that had cows and said moo on them.’
- ‘And how many times does a cow say moo in it's lifetime?’
Mid 16th century: imitative.
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