[ bel-ing ]
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nounChiefly Midland U.S.

Origin of belling

First recorded in 1860–65; bell1 + -ing1

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

How to use belling in a sentence

  • Conan realized with a crawling of his skin that beyond the wall the belling voice had ceased.

    The Devil in Iron | Robert E. Howard
  • Above in the meadow the barking sounded very close, and now it was answered by a second canine belling.

    The Time Traders | Andre Norton
  • And no wonder, for I think that even you will be startled the first time that you hear a big Stag belling.

    The Story of a Red Deer | J. W. Fortescue
  • Nestor: I suppose now, Mrs. Broderick, you went belling the case through the town?

    Seven Short Plays | Lady Gregory
  • It is said that one town alone was obliged to furnish the Prussian general, belling, with fifty girls.