verb (used without object)
- to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a bull or cow.
- to roar; bawl: bellowing with rage.
verb (used with object)
- to utter in a loud deep voice: He bellowed his command across the room.
- an act or sound of bellowing.
- (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
- 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.