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miaow

noun [C] uk UK ( US usually meow)   /ˌmiˈaʊ/ us  
the high crying sound of a cat
miaow
verb [I] uk   us  
A cat was miaowing pitifully outside the door.
Translations of “miaow”
in Korean 고양이가 내는 소리, 야옹…
in Arabic مُواء…
in French miauler…
in Turkish miyav, kedi sesi…
in Italian miao…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咪咪叫聲,喵喵叫聲…
in Russian мяуканье…
in Polish miau…
in Spanish maullar…
in Portuguese miau…
in German miauen…
in Catalan miol…
in Japanese ニャーオ(ネコの鳴き声)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咪咪叫,喵喵叫…
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