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Moo (Onomatopoeia), Moue, Mow

Moo (Onomatopoeia), Moue, Mow
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Isn’t it a wonderful sight to see the cows grazing on a field, and hear their moos for their mamma… Moo and moue are homophones: they have the same sound but different meanings. 

Isn’t it a wonderful sight to see the cows grazing on a field, and hear their moos for their mamma… Moo and moue are homophones: they have the same sound but different meanings.

Moo is a verb, meaning to give out a sound that is deeply drawn out from the body such as the sound emitted by cow, a bellowing sound. Moo also functions as a noun referring to the lowing of cow, or a similar sound.

Lowing (noun) also means the vocal sound made by cattle. Moo is an onomatopoeic word.

Onomatopoeia is one of the figures of speech like metaphor or oxymoron or hyperbole. Onomatopoeia means the imitation of sound: the imitation of a sound evokes the particular living or non-living thing (tick-tock: clocks).

Onomatopoeic words phonetically imitates the sounds that it describes, and every language has its own unique way of expressing it or resembling.

Onomatopoeic words evoke something, test yourself: achhoo, ahem argh, (people), arf, baa, bark, bow-bow, buzz, cackle, caw, click, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, growl, hee-haw, hiss, honk, hoot, howl, maa, meow, moo, neigh, oink, peep, phew (humans), prattle, quack, roar, screech, snarl, splat, tweet, ugh (humans) whine, yowl...

Moue is a noun. Moue is an expression on the face of a person conveying annoyance at something or someone; expressing a distaste that he or she doesn’t like it because it could be bad manners (coughing and spitting in a public place).

Moue is a grimace.

Moue is a pout.

One makes a moue in order to express annoyance, or mock-annoyance or flirtatiousness. The plural form of moue is moues.

Moue is derived from the French phrase ‘faire la moue’ meaning ‘to pout’.

Mow means to cut the grass, plants with long thin stems such as grain crops.

There are lawn-mowers to cut the lawns.

Not only the cattle, many people also like the smell of mown hay or the smell of mown-grass. Other variants of the verb mown are mowed and mown.

Mow is a stack of hay or fodder. Mow is used to feed the cattle. But in some countries, mow is adulterated: adulterated mow (animal food mixed with animal food).

Mow is a pile of hay in a field, a stock of grain in a barn. Mow is the part of a barn where hay or fodder or grain or straw is stored.

When a cow moos for mow, its owner goes out and fetches the mow that he has mowed in the backyard or from the barn without making a moue.

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