Definition of caw in English:
The harsh cry of a rook, crow, or similar bird.
- 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.
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Utter a caw: rooks cawed in the dark trees
More example sentences
- Rooks caw in the trees, jackdaws nest in their new chimney, sparrows feed on neighbours' tables.
- But it's also a rustic idyll - an extensively renovated old style estate cottage in the middle of a copse of tall tree where rooks caw incessantly in the Spring sunshine.
- Thrushes sing in the green shrubbery; rooks caw in the elms.
late 16th century: imitative.
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