\ ˈmyül How to pronounce mewl (audio) \
mewled; mewling; mewls

Definition of mewl

intransitive verb

: to cry weakly : whimper

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Examples of mewl in a Sentence

the tiny kitten mewled for its mother
Recent Examples on the Web That’s the music I was raised on: Morrissey’s mewling over beautiful, peppy Johnny Marr guitar parts. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Decemberists' Shiny, Happy Protest Album," 16 Mar. 2018 Somewhere in the dark of the room, a kitten mewled. James Queally And Anh Do,, "Fast-moving Anaheim Hills brush fire claims homes," 9 Oct. 2017 The cats, which spent the first day mewling, have mellowed out. Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor, "For those fleeing Irma, relief, gratitude, and sometimes guilt," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mewl

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Mewl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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