Bawling
Bawl Bawl (b[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw. b["o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.] 1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate. [1913 Webster]

2. To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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