- 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
Related Words for bellowedclamor, yelp, wail, roar, bluster, bray, cry, rout, blare, bawl, bay, whoop, shout, call, low, bark, yell, yawp, shriek, scream
Examples from the Web for bellowed
Contemporary Examples of bellowed
Barzan remained standing and bellowed, “I will not sit down,” adding, “This court is illegal and the daughter of adultery.”Iraqi Insurgents Circulate the Lie That They Killed the Judge in Saddam’s Trial
June 28, 2014
“We will reform a broken stop-and-frisk policy to protect the dignity and rights of young men of color,” he bellowed.The NYPD’s Racist War on Pot
June 26, 2014
The Chinese public had waited so long for their Ping-Pong Spring that they bellowed constant approval of the rout.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong
January 9, 2014
Quinn hugged the woman and bellowed, “They may have to bleep ya!”As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning?
September 8, 2013
“Attention, Costco buyers … ” Rivers bellowed through a bullhorn at the Burbank, Calif., location of the superstore chain.Joan Rivers’s Best Insults (VIDEO)
November 30, 2012
Historical Examples of bellowed
He could have thrown himself on the floor and bellowed to be let alone.The Prisoner
"You may expect some rare fooling with the engines, Jack," he bellowed.End of the Tether
“Then came the Mensheviki with their law,” he bellowed xxxvii suddenly.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
He got to his feet swiftly beside me, bellowed, and took the fence.'Charge It'
Mere child as I was I could hardly have bellowed like a bull.My Reminiscences
- (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.