- 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 bellowingclamor, yelp, wail, roar, bluster, bray, cry, rout, blare, bawl, bay, whoop, shout, call, low, bark, yell, yawp, shriek, scream
Examples from the Web for bellowing
Contemporary Examples of bellowing
Find a fisherman to take you out on the water at dusk to watch the natural pyrotechnics at their bellowing best.It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small
December 24, 2013
Obama was one with the crowd during his speech, talking about working together to bellowing cheers.7 Best Moments From Obama’s DNC Speech (Video)
Jake Heller, Nina Strochlic
September 7, 2012
Never was he more delightful than when bellowing, “The cabs are here!”‘Jersey Shore’ Canceled: 11 Wildest Moments (VIDEO)
August 31, 2012
They just criticize Obama for not bellowing his everlasting support for the Syrian people whoever they might turn out to be.The Rise of 'Foreign Policy Birthers'
Leslie H. Gelb
April 23, 2011
Our tour guide, Victor, clad in army green and with a bellowing voice, rallied us, his new batch of troops.Portugal's Kings of Pastry
April 5, 2011
Historical Examples of bellowing
But this bellowing comes only every hundred years or thereabout.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
The sudden jerk roused the monster to wrath, and its bellowing was terrible.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Like a flash of light she had passed through the bellowing throng.The Scapegoat
He dashed out into the antechamber, and I heard him bellowing orders.The Strolling Saint
He managed to release about thirty before the bellowing stopped.
- (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
late 14c., from present participle of bellow (v.). As an adjective, recorded from 1610s.
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.