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Hey guys, Emotion: smile

Talking about dogs, can I use "bay" and "bark" as synonyms or they have a bit different meanings?
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RuslanaTalking about dogs, can I use "bay" and "bark" as synonyms or they have a bit different meanings?
I never use "bay" at all. For me the dog is either barking or howling.

CJ
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Actually you have got a point there .. so as I think the two words have same meaning in common but they have a bit difference between their original meaning so we use " bay " and " bark " for the dogs or the hounds when they make sound but the difference is that if a dog bays it makes a long high noise especially when it is chasing something .... that's it so however , if a dog barks , it makes a short , loud sound when especially there some strangers trying to crash the house ... haha bye Emotion: big smile
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Hi,

The word 'bay' suggests a plaintive sound made by hounds when pursuing an animal.

It's uncommon, unless you live in the countryside and go hunting with hounds.

So, say 'bark'.

Clive
"To bay at the moon" is a very common collocation.
As has been said repeatedly, a bay is a prolonged sound/howl, while barking is made up of short, loud, repeated sounds.
They're definitely not synonymous, but you need to give us a hint before we can suggest which to use.

Why did the werewolf take down his pants in San Francisco?

Because he wanted to moon at the bay. (I don't dare use the smiley.)
Avangi(I don't dare use the smiley.)
Why do pilgrims' pants always fall down?
Because the crazy fools wear their belt buckles on their hats.

(Also no smiley.)

CJ
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Thanks for your replies, guys!
So am I right assuming that baying is something in the middle between barking and howling?
As in,
barking = short repeated sounds
baying = longer sounds
howling = the longest sounds
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Hi,

Idon'tknow. I don't remember ever hearing a dog bay.

Clive
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Ruslana So am I right assuming that baying is something in the middle between barking and howling?
I'm not prepared to make that assumption. Emotion: sad
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