Bellow meaning

bĕlō
The definition of bellow means to roar or create a loud, deep sounding cry.

An example of bellow is for a cow to moo.

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A very loud utterance or other sound.
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To roar with a powerful, reverberating sound, as a bull does.
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To cry out loudly, as in anger or pain.
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To utter loudly or powerfully.
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The sound of bellowing.
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(person) (born Solomon Bellows) 1915-2005; U.S. novelist, born in Canada.
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The deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise.
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To make a loud, deep, hollow noise like the roar of an angry bull.
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To shout in a deep voice.
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To make the deep roaring sound characteristic of a bull.
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To shout in a deep voice.
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To utter in a loud, powerful voice.
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The roar of a large animal, such as a bull.
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Origin of bellow

  • Middle English belwen perhaps from Old English belgan to be enraged and bylgan to bellow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English belwen, from Old English bylgian, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European base *bʰel- (“to sound, roar”), cognate with belg “leather bag,” bellan “to roar,” blāwan “to blow”. Cognate with German bellen (“to bark”), Old Slavonic блея (Russian блеять (“baa, bleat”)).

    From Wiktionary