Meaning of maa in English:


Pronunciation /mɑː/

verbverb maas, verb maaing, verb maaed

[no object]
  • (of a sheep, lamb, or goat) bleat.

    ‘Kizzy was maaing so loudly she got the human's attention.’
    • ‘A noisy mixed herd of goats and sheep clomped over the wooden bridge, baaing and maaing their little head off.’
    • ‘She maaed so loud I could hear her in the house with the door closed.’
    • ‘These sweet little guys "maaed" and wrestled and jumped around to get our attention and food.’
    • ‘Sheep made their way into the barn, goats maaed to one another.’
    baa, maa, cry, call


  • The cry of a sheep, lamb, or goat.

    ‘He looked up at her and gave a maa.’
    • ‘The goat let out another loud maa.’
    • ‘Immediately we crested the hill we were greeted with maas of delight.’
    • ‘When he was feeding the sheep, Dad heard this little maa.’
    • ‘They barely even let out a maa.’


Early 18th century imitative; compare with baa.