verb (moos, mooing, mooed)[no object]
- Make the characteristic deep resonant vocal sound of cattle: the cows mooed from the barnMore example sentences
- Several of the bulls started bellowing and the cows mooing.
- Adding to the mesmerizing murmur of the flowing water, the sounds of birds singing and cows mooing left one feeling totally at peace.
- We drove down a winding country road surrounded by large vegetable gardens in various stages of harvest, cow pastures with lots of passive cows mooing softly and small rural homes.
noun (plural moos)Back to top
- 1The characteristic sound of cattle: the doleful moo of a cowMore example sentences
- Costing £9.99, the cow moos and shakes uncontrollably when switched on.
- All I could hear, for half a mile, was the sound of our feet crunching on the gravel, and the gentle moos coming from the cows in the fields.
- All the other campers were gone to either river raft or kayak, and the campground was totally quiet, all you could hear were the crickets and an occasional moo from a cow.
- 2British • informal An irritating or incompetent woman: you silly old mooMore example sentences
- There is, finally and thankfully, a murder and one of the silly, uptight moos gets locked up.
- Grace was given the chance to redeem herself and the silly moo didn't take it
- She thinks the stupid moo is acting in an understandable fashion.
mid 16th century: imitative.
More definitions of mooDefinition of moo in:
- The US English dictionary