Definition of caw in English:

caw

Syllabification: caw

noun

The harsh cry of a crow or similar bird.
More example sentences
  • Instead I was met with the harsh caw of a crow, breaking the eerie silence.
  • The crow's caw is much more harsh and resonant than that of the rook.
  • The ground was hard and brown and rocky, parched, but the caw of birds from a nearby grove of olive trees muted the sound of my footsteps.

verb

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Utter a caw.
More example sentences
  • They aren't cawing; no, that would be creepy enough because I hate crows as it is.
  • Startled birds fluttered out of their black recesses; crows awoke in the trees and cawed their alarms.

Origin

late 16th century: imitative.

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