Definitions

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  • n. The involuntary emittal of animal noises.
  • n. The act of a human barking like a dog.

Etymologies

Loanword: French aboiement, bark (of a dog) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fais rentrer Braise et Smokey avant de partir = bring in Braise and Smokey before you leave; dehors = outside; le chien (m) = dog; un aboiement (m) = barking; les chiens de chasse ont dû trouver leurproie = the hunting dogs have found their prey; il est où where is he?

    une plaie - French Word-A-Day

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  • Mooooo!

    December 23, 2011

  • No can do! No microphone.

    March 24, 2010

  • Aha! Reesetee! Now it IS Soundie and you CAN give us examples of your bird-squawks!! :)

    March 21, 2010

  • In sibling strife when Joy meant
    to cause bro' Kent annoyment,
    did she, for her enjoyment,
    place into her employment
    oinks and grunts, a ploy meant
    to tease that little boy Kent
    through ceaseless loud aboiement.
    To be corrected by Laurent--
    It's really pronounced aboiement.

    March 21, 2010

  • I can whistle some bird songs, especially mountain Chickadees and lesser Goldfinches. But I always say "quack" to Crows, Steller's and Scrub Jays...just to piss 'em off! Oh, and mooing at cows, and calling all dogs "Ralph" is always fun! "Hey, Ralph! Howzit?" :oP

    August 8, 2008

  • A guy worked at an ice cream shop I liked to go to who had Tourette's and barked like a wounded dog when people came into the shop. o___O

    June 29, 2008

  • I keep doing this to myself, don't I? ;->

    Yarb, I'd be more than happy to give an example of a bird noise I make frequently--but since this isn't Soundie, I'm afraid I can't see my way to it. Also, you may want to follow skipvia's advice....

    *squawking happily*

    January 7, 2008

  • Aha! Not only should this word go on reesetee's "It Has a Name??" list, but I have a new entry for "What Is a Reesetee, Anyhow?"!! A banner page!

    January 5, 2008

  • Be careful what you ask for, yarb.

    January 5, 2008

  • What kind of birds do you have, rt? Or are these transient birds you're talking about? Can you give an example of a bird noise you make frequently?

    January 5, 2008

  • So you've been talking to the people who live with me, have you? At least I'm species-appropriate. I never bark at them, for example.

    January 5, 2008

  • In a two-year old, it's cute as a button. In reesetee, it's...troubling...

    January 5, 2008

  • She has an excuse, though--she's two years old. :-)

    January 5, 2008

  • My two year-old daughter is extremely prone to this.

    January 5, 2008

  • Uh oh. I do this with my birds.

    January 4, 2008

  • The involuntary blurting out of animal noises. Yes, we have a word for this.

    January 4, 2008