[ bih-lawd ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to praise excessively.

Origin of belaud

First recorded in 1840–50; be- + laud

Other words from belaud

  • be·laud·er, noun

Words Nearby belaud Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use belaud in a sentence

  • Yet writers abuse the fierce and vicious eagle, while they belaud the gentle and good robin.

    Jungle Folk | Douglas Dewar
  • As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.

  • I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.

    Nights in London | Thomas Burke