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Meaning of BAWL

Pronunciation:  bol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cry loudly; "Don't bawl in public!"
  2. [v]  make a raucous noise
  3. [v]  shout loudly and without restraint

BAWL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bellow, yawp
 See Also: cry, howl, roar, shout, weep



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bawl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to
    Sw. b["o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow,
    1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence,
       as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
    2. To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.
  2. \Bawl\, v. t.
    To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or
    town-crier does. --Swift.
  3. \Bawl\, n.
    A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.
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