bellowing

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bellow \Bel"low\, verb (used without an object) [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}, noun & 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bellowing

noun

1: a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: {bellow}, {bellowing}, {holla}, {holler}, {hollering}, {hollo}, {holloa}, {roar}, {roaring}, {yowl}]


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