Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (maas, maaing, maaed)[no object]
(Of a sheep, lamb, or goat) bleat.
- 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.
- 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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