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 (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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Word Origin & History

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.

bellowing
late 14c., from bellow (v.). As an adjective, recorded from 1610s.
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Example sentences
It's mid rutting season, and this big guy was on top of the hill bellowing for
  his doe to come and join him.
He started bellowing and calling the minute he was down.
For a time the only sounds were of bellowing and milk streaming into calabashes.
She realized the cow was bellowing in pain, its teats swollen with milk.
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