bellow

[bel-oh]
verb (used without object)
1.
to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow.
2.
to roar; bawl: bellowing with rage.
verb (used with object)
3.
to utter in a loud deep voice: He bellowed his command across the room.
noun
4.
an act or sound of bellowing.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English belwen, akin to Old English bylgan to roar (compare for the vowel Old High German bullôn); extended form akin to bell2

bellower, noun
outbellow, verb (used with object)


2. See cry.
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Bellow

[bel-oh]
noun
Saul, 1915–2005, U.S. novelist, born in Canada: Nobel Prize in Literature 1976.
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bellow (ˈbɛləʊ)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to make a loud deep raucous cry like that of a bull; roar
2.  to shout (something) unrestrainedly, as in anger or pain; bawl
 
n
3.  the characteristic noise of a bull
4.  a loud deep sound, as of pain or anger
 
[C14: probably from Old English bylgan; related to bellan to bell²]
 
'bellower
 
n

Bellow (ˈbɛləʊ)
 
n
Saul. 1915--2005, US novelist, born in Canada. His works include Dangling Man (1944), The Adventures of Angie March (1954), Herzog (1964), Humboldt's Gift (1975), The Dean's December (1981), and Ravelstein (2000): Nobel prize for literature 1976

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bellow
O.E. bylgian "to bellow," from PIE base *bhel- "to sound, roar." Originally of animals, especially cows and bulls; used of human beings since c.1600.
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Example sentences
True, the stag's primitive bellow is effective--smitten females approach while rival males look for cover.
They bellow sounds similar to a whale's song and serenade you with melodies.
Bellow later did graduate work at the university of wisconsin.
Bellow was married five times, with all but his last marriage ending in divorce.
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