noun, verb (used without object)
Definition for miaow (2 of 2)
or mi·aow, mi·aou
verb (used without object)
Origin of meow
Examples from the Web for miaow
A smothered “miaow” and the scratching of claws on wood arrested her attention, and she went hurriedly to the door.Ladies-In-Waiting|Kate Douglas Wiggin
More, he promptly darted in and sprang upon Anne's lap with a half-pleading, half-triumphant "miaow."Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
A less effective precaution is to sit up all night near the vegetable garden and miaow.
A short "miaow," a spitting, and a rush into silence, spoke reassuringly of cats.Twelve Stories and a Dream|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for miaow
miaou or miaow miaul (mɪˈaʊl, mjaʊl)
Word Origin and History for miaow
representation of cat sound, 1842, earlier miaow, miau, meaw (1630s). Of imitative origin, cf. French miaou, German miauen, Persian maw, Japanese nya nya, Arabic nau-nau, and Joyce's mrkgnao. In Chinese, miau means "cat." As a verb by 1630s, meaw, also meawle. Cf. Old French miauer "to meow, caterwaul." Related: Meowed; meowing.