What does the cattle are lowing mean?

'The cattle are lowing' simply means that the cattle are making sounds or mooing. In the song "Away in a Manger", the cattle's lowing wakes up the baby Jesus, but he does not cry. "Away in a Manger" was first published in 1885 in The Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, but the third verse was not included until 1892.

Tags: moocattle 
Wednesday, February 01 2012
Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lowing