crying or wailing lustily: On one of our trips we were kept awake most of the night by a bawling kid—and that kid was you!The mooing, bawling calf seemed to be an orphan.
shouting loudly, especially to be heard outdoors, over other noise, or by a large group: He’s doing his basic training under a bawling drill sergeant who screams orders at the recruits.
the act of crying, wailing, or shouting: After recess I have to put up with the bawling of kids at each other across the classroom, still arguing about playtime disputes.
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How to use bawling in a sentence
Lugging her trophy, the bawling girl wobbled down the ramp into the arms of her beaming family and boyfriend.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas | Edwin Shrake | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“She called me bawling her eyes out,” said Laughlin in a recent interview.
As she spoke, small yelps filled the room: It was Jackson, bawling— howling—into his linen napkin.
It affected Bud unpleasantly, just as the incessant bawling of a band of weaning calves used to do.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
"Chinese labour," yelled a voice, and across the square swept a wildfire of booting and bawling.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Eight men marched one evening into Llanyglo, bawling a bawdy chorus, with Sam Kerr showing the way.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
Long before we came in sight of the twin tents we heard a deep voice bawling our names.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
Even to his practiced hand the restoration of order was not easy; but by dint of much bawling and pounding he subdued the uproar.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson