Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cry of a new-born child.

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  • noun The crying of a newborn baby

Etymologies

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From Latin vāgītus ("crying, wailing"), from vāgiō ("cry, wail").

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  • So many the threats that affright us,

    What new ones will rise up to smite us?

    With each plague forgotten

    A new one’s begotten.

    Oh, hark to its horrid vagitus!

    April 2, 2019

  • (noun) - The distressing cry of persons under surgical operations. --Robert Hooper's Compendious Medical Dictionary, 1798

    April 22, 2018

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    January 15, 2009

  • The cry of a newborn.

    December 17, 2007