crowing crowing  /ˈkroʊ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an instance of boastful talk
  2. (adj) exhibiting self-importance

Usage(s):

  1. That's certainly something worth crowing over.
  2. When dawn breaks in Ujantia, it is not chirping birds or crowing cocks that herald the new day but the wailing of hungry babies.
  3. Its first six weeks have ABC executives glowingand crowing.

News

  1. Chickens come home to roost in zoning plans

    ROCKVILLE – A proposed change in a zoning ordinance has some county residents crowing. A proposal to change animal husbandry laws brought out the most angered protest from county residents during the county zoning hearing Tuesday night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Montgomery County Sentinel

  2. Haiku for a Hawaiian rooster

    Hawaiian rooster crowing lustily at dawn. Paradise; no sleep. (Roosters aren’t really the state bird of Hawaii, it just seems that way. Click on comments and submit your own Hawaii haiku.)
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. DreamWorks Animation's 'The Croods' pulled from theaters in China

    Even as DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg was in China this week crowing about the box office success of "The Croods", Chinese theater owners were ordered by regulators to end the movie's theatrical run two weeks earlier than anticipated.        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "The Iranians have been kind of crowing publicly that the Security Council is not going to act, the Security Council is not unified, and I think they saw that the five leading members, the five permanent members, are united," Burns said....
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Nicholas Burns Source: Forbes

  2. "The Democrats have the advantage and the momentum, but I'm not quite convinced they're going to pull off the kind of victory they've been crowing about," Cole said.
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Tom Cole Source: FOXNews

  3. "Helen Clark's staff have been spinning that there will be major new spending announcements for the election, while Michael Cullen's crowing about how he has spent the lot and the cupboard is bare. They can't both be right," Mr English said.
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Bill English Source: National Business Review

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