latration

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

latration ‎(plural latrations)

  1. (obsolete) A barking.
    • 1835, Christian Examiner
      But for this barrier, the theological Cerberus would find himself turning so few passengers from its gate, that he would soon, himself, weary of his wearisome latrations.
    • 1925, Joseph Bucklin Bishop, Notes and anecdotes of many years (page 75)
      What then must have been the effect upon the eminent philologist of the midnight latrations of Fernando Wood's yellow dog?
    • 2001, Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys
      And rather a latration of yaps and yowls as a harum-scarum of dogs swept past.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.