Definition of maa in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɑː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

verb (maas, maaing, maaed)

[no object]
(Of a sheep, lamb, or goat) bleat.
Example sentences
  • Kizzy was maaing so loudly she got the human's attention.
  • A noisy mixed herd of goats and sheep clomped over the wooden bridge, baaing and maaing their little head off.
  • She maaed so loud I could hear her in the house with the door closed.


The cry of a sheep, lamb, or goat.
Example sentences
  • He looked up at her and gave a maa.
  • The goat let out another loud maa.
  • Immediately we crested the hill we were greeted with maas of delight.


Early 18th century: imitative; compare with baa.

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