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Definition of maa in English:

verb (maas, maaing, maaed)

[no object]
(Of a sheep, lamb, or goat) bleat.
Example sentences
  • Sheep made their way into the barn, goats maaed to one another.
  • These sweet little guys "maaed" and wrestled and jumped around to get our attention and food.
  • She maaed so loud I could hear her in the house with the door closed.

noun

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The cry of a sheep, lamb, or goat.
Example sentences
  • They barely even let out a maa.
  • When he was feeding the sheep, Dad heard this little maa.
  • Immediately we crested the hill we were greeted with maas of delight.

Origin

Early 18th century: imitative; compare with baa.

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