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Meaning of BELLOW

Pronunciation:  'below, 'below

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
  2. [n]  United States novelist (born in Canada in 1915)
  3. [v]  shout loudly and without restraint
  4. [v]  make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed"

BELLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bawl, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roar, roaring, Saul Bellow, yowl
 See Also: author, call, cry, emit, let loose, let out, outcry, shout, shout, utter, vociferation, writer, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bel"low\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bellowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Bellowing}.] [OE. belwen, belowen, AS. bylgean, fr.
    bellan; akin to G. bellen, and perh. to L. flere to weep,
    OSlav. bleja to bleat, Lith. balsas voice. Cf. {Bell}, n. &
    v., {Bawl}, {Bull}.]
    1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.
    2. To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor. --Dryden.
    3. To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when
       violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.
             The bellowing voice of boiling seas.  --Dryden.
  2. \Bel"low\, v. t.
    To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out.
    ``Would bellow out a laugh.'' --Dryden.
  3. \Bel"low\, n.
    A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a
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