Bark (sound)

A bark is a sound most commonly produced by dogs. Other animals that make this noise include wolves,[1] coyotes, seals, foxes, and quolls. Woof is the most common onomatopoeia in the English language for this sound, especially for large dogs. "Bark" is also a verb that describes the sharp explosive cry of certain animals. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers define a bark as a short, loud and relatively high-pitched vocalization with an abrupt onset, frequency modulation, and rapid repetition.[2]