Definition of bellyful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbelēˌfo͝ol/

noun (plural bellyfuls)

A quantity of food sufficient to fill one’s stomach; a sustaining meal.
Example sentences
  • She wanted to take revenge on the villagers - snatch away their belongings, eat a bellyful of food, dive and bathe in the village pond - do all that was forbidden.
  • All purring has been forgotten, all pleasure from a bellyful of food is gone.
  • Even remnants of last meals were preserved, such as the bellyful of shrimp fossilized inside one 8-centimeter-long larval salamander.


have a (or one's) bellyful

informal Become intolerant of someone or something after lengthy or repeated contact: he had had his bellyful of hospitals
More example sentences
  • Most Californians have had a bellyful of hearing how unnatural it is to live here, coming as it usually does from people who spend half the year putting on six layers of clothing just to fetch the morning paper.
  • After three seasons in charge at Philadelphia, he'd had a bellyful of his star guard's attitudes to work and play - not enough of the former, too much of the latter.
  • He appears to have had a bellyful of his homeland anyway.

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Syllabification: bel·ly·ful

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