mooed; mooing; moos

intransitive verb

: to make the throat noise of a cow
moo noun

Examples of moo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ginger Johnson seamlessly integrates mooing into her singing The most distinctly British of the U.K. Rusicals, Pant-Oh She Betta Don’t! Barry Levitt, Vulture, 19 Apr. 2024 The bottom three dishes this week were Charly’s overcooked fish, Manny’s practically mooing beef and Laura’s incongruous dessert. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 17 Apr. 2024 Both judges climbed onto the table, got on all fours facing each other — and mooed like cows. Evan Moore, Charlotte Observer, 25 Mar. 2024 Advertisement Nothing is easy Two hundred miles southeast of Hells Canyon, cows are mooing and birds are chirping as the sun rises over the Snake River Plain. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 After a few seconds, the officiant tried again, only for the cow to do the same thing and moo once more, setting the attendees off again. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 Two hundred miles southeast of Hells Canyon, cows are mooing and birds are chirping as the sun rises over the Snake River Plain. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Geese and chickens squawked in a mesh pen nearby; a tethered cow mooed occasionally. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 6 June 2023 Like the sound of cows mooing or the sound of the door opening. ELLE, 29 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moo was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Moo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moo. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

moo

1 of 2 verb
ˈmü
: to make the low sound of a cow : low

moo

2 of 2 noun
: the sound a cow makes when it moos

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