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The cry of a cat.
Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
Onomatopoeic, simplified spelling of miaow.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
For example, cats meow when exhaling and will purr when both inhaling and exhaling, and this gives each vocalization its own unique sound.
A grumpy meow drew her gaze to Xander's cat, who rubbed its face against her leg.
I couldn't meow that night, becuz auntie was watching me, but I'll meow this time.
A cat will make a very different meow when he is asking for food than when he is greeting other cats.
Vowel sounds include some of the most familiar cat sounds such as the meow and its endless variations.
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