verb (used without object)
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Origin of mew1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mewmews muse
Words nearby mew
Definition for mewing (2 of 3)
- (formerly) an area of stables built around a small street.
- a street having small apartments converted from such stables.
verb (used with object)
Origin of mew3
Definition for mewing (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of mew4
OTHER WORDS FROM mewmew·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for mewing
At last Will turned an empty barrel over her, put a stone on top of it, and there we left her mewing piteously.Mamie's Watchword|Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews
This he will only have by inaction, by mewing his sempiternal youth in his cage and on his perch.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
Seagulls often came over her, craning down their greedy bills and uttering cries like a kitten's mewing.Beyond|John Galsworthy
In Sicily, when the Rosary is recited for navigators, the mewing of the cat presages a tedious voyage.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
"How funny she'd look, coming out of the coffee-mill, mewing and purring," said Eyebright.Eyebright|Susan Coolidge