What does bawl mean?

bawl meaning in General Dictionary

To proclaim with a loud voice or by outcry as a hawker or town crier does

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  • A loud extended weep an outcry
  • To cry aside with a loud complete sound to cry with vehemence like in calling or exultation to shout to vociferate
  • make a raucous noise
  • shout loudly and without discipline
  • weep loudly
  • To cry down with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
  • To cry loudly, as a child from discomfort or vexation.
  • To proclaim with a loud sound, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
  • A loud, prolonged weep; an outcry.

bawl meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "to howl like your dog," from Old Norse baula "to reduced like a cow," and/or Medieval Latin baulare "to bark like a dog," both echoic. Meaning "to shout loudly" attested from 1590s. To bawl (somebody) aside "reprimand loudly" is 1908, American English. Relevant: Bawled; bawling.


bawl meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To cry away with a loud, complete sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.

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  • (v. i.) To cry loudly, as a child from discomfort or vexation.
  • (v. t.) To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
  • (n.) A loud, extended cry; an outcry.

Sentence Examples with the word bawl

For one, I cannot bawl very heartily and work very recklessly at one and the same time.

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