- 1(Of a person or animal) emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger: he bellowed in agony (as noun bellowing) the bellowing of a bullMore example sentences
- The beast bellowed in pain as it let go of Gilian and hunched over from bloody wounds.
- One guard bellowed in alarm, the other in pain as Yuki sank her teeth into his arm and kicked his shin.
- Before the word could leave Mark's lips, Dad bellowed in rage.
- 1.1 [reporting verb] Shout something with a deep loud roar: [with object]: the watchers were bellowing encouragement he bellowed out the order [with direct speech]: “God send the right!” he bellowed [with infinitive]: his desperate parents were bellowing at her to stopMore example sentences
- Shouts and screams continued to be bellowed out by the spectators lining the streets of Pau.
- He bellowed out in his loudest voice, ‘This lion fears us!’
- They've been tearing into each other in party meetings, bellowing at each other through their newspaper columns, accusing each other of vanity, iniquity, venality, even conviviality.
- 1.2 [with object] Sing (a song) loudly and tunelessly: he got thrown out of bars for bellowing Portuguese folk songsMore example sentences
- An enormous peasant jumped up and bellowed a song in which he imitated all the animals of the barnyard, confusing the animals somewhat, so that he crowed for the mule and whinnied for the pig.
- As he stammers, then bellows the last chorus of ‘(Do Not Feed The) Oyster ’, the kingdom rejoices: Their prince is free.
- There were women in various stages of undress, aged hacks bellowing out nationalist folk songs, several figures slumped in corners and enough booze to float a battleship.
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- A deep roaring shout or sound: a bellow of rage he delivers his lines in a bellowMore example sentences
- Letting out a bellow of rage as my feet were swept from under me, I instinctively rolled away just as a tentacle swept the clayey silt where I'd been a fraction of a second ago.
- With a collective bellow of rage, the creatures advanced.
- And a ferocious bellow of rage brought the girl back to her senses.
Middle English: perhaps from late Old English bylgan.