- 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.
Origin of bellow
- Saul,1915–2005, U.S. novelist, born in Canada: Nobel Prize in Literature 1976.
Related Words for bellowclamor, yelp, wail, roar, bluster, bray, cry, rout, blare, bawl, bay, whoop, shout, call, low, bark, yell, yawp, shriek, scream
Examples from the Web for bellow
Contemporary Examples of bellow
After years of failing to earn out his advances, Bellow was, as his biographer James Atlas has noted, suddenly a wealthy man.
“He had fallen under a spell and was writing letters to everyone under the sun,” Bellow observes.
That class of people has the natural tendency to regenerate according to Bellow.Get Elected, Get Your Kids Rich: Washington Is Spoiled Rotten
February 27, 2014
Bellow, see pictures of the volatile capital below and follow the evolving situation in Ukraine on The Daily Beast.Photos from the Fiery Battle for Kiev, Ukraine
The Daily Beast
February 20, 2014
From Bellow to Woolf, Matt Seidel on the mystical workings of just 24 hours.One Perfect Summer Day in Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and Others
September 25, 2013
Historical Examples of bellow
This outbreak terminated in a sound between a snarl and a bellow.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
With a bellow of rage, he came straight at Quirl, arms outstretched.In the Orbit of Saturn
Roman Frederick Starzl
With a bellow of rage the beast was out of its bed and rushing at them.
The big man burst into a bellow of contemptuous laughter and flung her from him.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
He's done nothing but parade up and down and bellow ever since we got here.Project Mastodon
Clifford Donald Simak
- (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
Word Origin for bellow
- 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
apparently from Old English bylgan "to bellow," from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, roar." Originally of animals, especially cows and bulls; used of human beings since c.1600. Related: Bellowed; bellowing. As a noun from 1779.