Bellow Bel"low, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bellowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bellowing}.] [OE. belwen, belowen, AS. bylgean, fr. bellan; akin to G. bellen, and perh. to L. flere to weep, OSlav. bleja to bleat, Lith. balsas voice. Cf. {Bell}, n. & v., {Bawl}, {Bull}.] 1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull. [1913 Webster]

2. To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound. [1913 Webster]

The bellowing voice of boiling seas. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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