to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow.
to roar; bawl: bellowing with rage.
to utter in a loud deep voice: He bellowed his command across the room.
an act or sound of bellowing.
- bel·low·er, noun
- outbellow, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for Bellow (2 of 2)
Saul, 1915–2005, U.S. novelist, born in Canada: Nobel Prize in Literature 1976.
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How to use bellow in a sentence
Typically, what happens in this scenario is I pump until I’m cross-eyed and the tire casing expands and contracts like a bellow as air leaks around the bead.
Holes in the frame served as inlets for air blown on burning charcoal inside, probably by bellows placed on flat stones, the researchers say.Arctic hunter-gatherers were advanced ironworkers more than 2,000 years ago | Bruce Bower | January 3, 2022 | Science News
The ore, charcoal and limestone were all dumped into the top of the furnace “stack” and heated with the aid of a water-powered bellows until the ore became molten and could be tapped.Faces of the dead emerge from lost African American graveyard | Michael Ruane | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
They’re also the loudest creature on the planet—their low-frequency bellows can outroar jet engines.How bomb detectors discovered a hidden pod of singing blue whales | Sara Kiley Watson | June 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
He may have been telling the truth when, on hearing that Saul bellow won the Nobel Prize, he remarked, “Never heard of him.”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else | Allen Barra | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After years of failing to earn out his advances, bellow was, as his biographer James Atlas has noted, suddenly a wealthy man.Saul Bellow’s Masterpiece ‘Herzog’ Turns 50 In Great Form | Nicolaus Mills | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“He had fallen under a spell and was writing letters to everyone under the sun,” bellow observes.Saul Bellow’s Masterpiece ‘Herzog’ Turns 50 In Great Form | Nicolaus Mills | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That class of people has the natural tendency to regenerate according to bellow.Get Elected, Get Your Kids Rich: Washington Is Spoiled Rotten | Clare Malone | February 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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Angry and excited, McAuliffe paced the narrow floor, his great voice booming forth like a bull's bellow.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
With a bellow the cattle started forward at a lively gallop.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
Those who do not really feel always pitch their expressions too high or too low, as deaf people bellow or speak in a whisper.Leonora | Maria Edgeworth
By night the bull frogs, inconceivably big and tremendously vocal, bellow under the banks.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Each season has its glory; if we can't hear the lark, let us listen to the bellow of a lion-comique.In the Year of Jubilee | George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for bellow (1 of 2)
(intr) to make a loud deep raucous cry like that of a bull; roar
to shout (something) unrestrainedly, as in anger or pain; bawl
the characteristic noise of a bull
a loud deep sound, as of pain or anger
- bellower, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Bellow (2 of 2)
Saul . 1915–2005, US novelist, born in Canada. His works include Dangling Man (1944), The Adventures of Angie March (1954), Herzog (1964), Humboldt's Gift (1975), The Dean's December (1981), and Ravelstein (2000): Nobel prize for literature 1976
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