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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

mewl

\myool\ , verb;
1.
To cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
Quotes:
When Celia was growing up, her father had taken in a stray kitten, an avid hunter who – by the time Celia had left for college – still had not gotten over a formative, stray-life trauma that compelled it to mewl between mouthfuls of food.
-- Myla Goldberg, The False Friend
They have mouths that twitch, and eyes that stare, and they babble and they mewl and they whimper.
-- Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors
Origin:
Mewl is an imitative word that mimics the sound of a whimper.
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