Bark (sound)

A bark is a sound most commonly produced by dogs. Other animals that make this noise include wolves, coyotes, foxes, seals and barking owls. 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 sound of canids. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers define a bark as a short vocalization.