Complete Definition of "baa"

English

Etymology
Compare German bäen; an imitative word.

Pronunciation
IPA|/bæ/ or /bæ̰ː/ or /bɑː/ or /bæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀ/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑː|-ɑː
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Pronunciation notes: These aren't pronounced differently according to part-of-speech, they are different depending on speaker and context. In almost all cases, the form baa baa or baa-baa is used.

Noun
en-noun

  1. onomat The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.

Synonyms
bleat
bleating

Translations
trans-top|bleating of sheep
Chinese: 發咩聲, 发咩声 (fā miē shēng)
Finnish: mää
French: bêlement m
Greek: βέλασμα (velazma) n
Icelandic: jarm n
trans-mid
Italian: belato m
Japanese: 羊の鳴き声
Macedonian: блеење n
Polish beczenie
Russian: блеяние (bléjanije) n
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Interjection
baa

  1. onomat|humorous The characteristic cry of a sheep.

Translations
trans-top|cry of sheep
Danish: mæh, mæ
Faroese: mæ
German: mäh
trans-mid
Greek: μπε (be)
Icelandic: mee
Japanese: メー
Russian: бэ-бэ (be-be)
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Verb
en-verb|baas|baaing|baaed

  1. Of a sheep, to make its characteristic cry.

#:He treble baas for help, but none can get. - Sir w:Philip Sidney|Philip Sidney

Translations
trans-top|cry of sheep
Finnish: määkiä
French: bêler
German: blöken, mähen
Greek: βελάζω (velazo)
Icelandic: jarma
trans-mid
Italian: belare
Japanese: (羊が)鳴く
Polish: beczeć
Russian: блеять (bléjat’)
Slovene: blejati
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Category:Animal sounds
Category:Onomatopoeia

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