caw

verb \ ˈkȯ \

Definition of caw

intransitive verb
: to utter the harsh raucous natural call of the crow or a similar cry

caw

noun

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Origin and Etymology of caw

imitative


CAW Defined for Kids

1

caw

noun \ ˈkȯ \

Definition of caw for Students

: the cry of a crow or a raven

2

caw

verb

Definition of caw for Students

cawed; cawing
: to make the sound of a crow or raven


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