What does bellow mean?

bellow meaning in General Dictionary

a noisy resounding outcry or noise as of an enraged bull a-roar

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  • To produce with a loud voice to shout used in combination with away
  • to help make a hollow noisy noise as an enraged bull
  • make a loud sound, as of pet
  • shout loudly and without restraint
  • usa author (born in Canada) whoever books influenced US literature after World War II (1915-2005)
  • a rather loud utterance (like noise of a pet)
  • to create a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.
  • To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.
  • To roar; once the ocean in a tempest, or given that wind whenever violent; which will make a noisy, hollow, continued noise.
  • To emit with a loud sound; to shout; -- used in combination with out.
  • A loud resounding outcry or sound, as of an enraged bull; a roar.

bellow meaning in Etymology Dictionary

apparently from Old English bylgan "to bellow," from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to appear, roar." Originally of creatures, particularly cows and bulls; made use of of people since c.1600. Related: Bellowed; bellowing. As a noun from 1779.


bellow meaning in General Dictionary

(v.) To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.

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  • (v.) To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.
  • (v.) To roar; as the water in a tempest, or once the wind whenever violent; in order to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.
  • (v. t.) To emit with a loud sound; to shout; -- combined with away.
  • (letter.) A loud resounding outcry or sound, as of an enraged bull; a roar.

Sentence Examples with the word bellow

A bellow sounded in the forest behind them, and moonlight gleamed off of the tips of falling arrows and the raised swords of the men that followed them.

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