bellow /ˈbɛləʊ/


I. verb [no obj.]

1. (of a person or animal) emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger

he bellowed in agony.
2. [ reporting verb] shout something with a deep loud roar

[with obj.]

he bellowed out the order
[with direct speech]
‘Not sausage and mash again!’ he bellowed.
3. [with obj.] sing (a song) loudly and tunelessly

a dozen large men were bellowing ‘Jerusalem’.
II. noun

a deep roaring shout or sound

a bellow of rage.
– origin Middle English: perhaps from late Old English bylgan.

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