American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a bleating sound, as a sheep or goat.
- n. The bleat of a sheep or goat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry or bleat as a sheep.
- n. The cry or bleating of a sheep or lamb.
- n. onomatopoeia The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
- interj. onomatopoeia, humorous The characteristic cry of a sheep.
- v. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.
- n. The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.
- v. cry plaintively
- n. the cry made by sheep
- Compare German bäen; an imitative word. (Wiktionary)
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr. _Osmore_ stated his complaint, and the president of our committee replied, and stated ours; and among other things, observed that the word "_baa_," had no more meaning than a thousand other senseless cries, uttering constantly from the throats of idle, thoughtless boys; and begged Mr. Osmore to explain how such an unmeaning sound could be construed into an insult to him; that if he and his officers should cry _baa! baa! baa!”
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“That, however, is another sect known as baa-baa yoga.”
“But then a gang of young, over-enthusiastic woollies with protectionist leanings aka baa-aad lambs get wind of the secret negotiations.”
“It's rather tiresome that they don't get it, but the Heroine of Tuzla is egging them on in this and they are good little clintonistas and say "baa" and trot right along.”
“They could perhaps be trained to make lively, cheerful song and dance numbers in a kind of baa-llywood stylee.”
“Telegraph | News | Year-long probe to find council heckler: It has taken more than 12 months and cost about 10,000 pounds, but a council is finally on the verge of discovering the identity of a man who kept saying 'baa' during a planning meeting.”
“However all the sudden the little 'baa'ing is becoming quite deafening ... can't blame a girl for expecting a reenactment of 1984 at any moment.”
“With him was Dr. Strangelamb (named for Dr. Stranglove, who wasn't too happy about it), a small stuffed black sheep that makes a "baa" sound when turned over.”
“Kaiser Billy," who had butted him as he rose up, and thus did the damage, he galloped off with a loud "baa" of triumph, as if shouting a paean of victory.”
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Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
Words in which the second letter is A
words (seemingly) formed in imitation of a natural sound
Animal sounds in different languages, and the verbs that specify them.
Since Georgetown took down their page, the current definitive website for this information is:
Everything sheep, from Artiodactyla to zodiac.
Words used to create the names of Pokémon, which are usually portmanteaux.
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