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Definition of "caw" []

  • The hoarse raucous sound that is characteristic of a crow or similar bird. (noun)
  • To utter such a hoarse raucous sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caw" in a sentence
  • "The "caw" sounded more crowish, or perhaps raveny, obviously just a shout out to her black bird friends, as a way of compensating for her painful whiteness, blondness and blandness."
  • "And the murder of crows was in the park again, but took off really quiet with only one tiny "caw" as I walked by after dinner."
  • "The birds were identified as Fish Crows primarily by their nasal "caw" notes."