verb (used with object)

to praise excessively.

Nearby words

  1. belasco,
  2. belasco, david,
  3. belated,
  4. belatedly,
  5. belau,
  6. belay,
  7. belaya,
  8. belaya tserkov,
  9. belaying cleat,
  10. belaying pin

Origin of belaud

First recorded in 1840–50; be- + laud

Related formsbe·laud·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for belaud

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

    Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
  • I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.

    Nights in London|Thomas Burke
  • As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.