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  • n. A barking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A barking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barking, as of a dog.


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  • And rather a latration of yaps and yowls as a harum-scarum of dogs swept past.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • The unsympathetic indifference of previously amiable females, the contempt of muscular males, the acceptance of fragments of bread, the simulated ignorance of casual acquaintances, the latration of illegitimate unlicensed vagabond dogs, the infantile discharge of decomposed vegetable missiles, worth little or nothing, nothing or less than nothing.


  • These factors set them very far apart from their Latin-derived associates, which are uniformly multisyllabic and which have differing noun and verb forms, for example: latrate (like a dog) and latration; stridulate (like a cricket or grasshopper) and stridulation; and ululate (like a dog, jackal, wolf, or owl) and ululation.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 1


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