Definition of bellow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bellow

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bellow
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊ//
     
    he / she / it bellows
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊz//
     
    past simple bellowed
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊd//
     
    past participle bellowed
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊd//
     
    -ing form bellowing
    BrE BrE//ˈbeləʊɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeloʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry synonym yell bellow (at somebody) They bellowed at her to stop. Do you have to bellow in my ear? bellow something (at somebody) The coach bellowed instructions from the sidelines. + speech ‘Get over here!’ he bellowed. Synonymsshoutyell cry scream cheer bellow raise your voiceThese words all mean to say something in a very loud voice.shout to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly and often angrily to somebody:Stop shouting and listen! ‘Run!’ he shouted.yell to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, frightened or in pain:She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall.cry (rather formal or literary) to shout loudly:She ran over to the window and cried for help.scream to shout something in a loud high voice because you are afraid, angry or excited:He screamed at me to stop.cheer (especially of a crowd of people) to shout loudly to show support or praise for somebody, or to give them encouragement:We all cheered as the team came onto the field.bellow to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry:‘Quiet!’ the teacher bellowed.raise your voice to speak loudly to somebody, especially because you are angry:She never once raised her voice to us.Patterns to shout/​yell/​cry/​raise your voice to somebody to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream/​bellow in pain/​anguish/​rage, etc. to shout/​cry out/​scream for joy/​excitement/​delight, etc. to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream with excitement/​triumph, etc. to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to do something to shout/​yell/​scream abuse to shout/​yell/​cry/​scream for help
  2. 2[intransitive] when a large animal such as a bull bellows, it makes a loud deep sound
  3. Word Origin Middle English: perhaps from late Old English bylgan.Extra examples ‘Quiet!’ the teacher bellowed. He fell to the floor, bellowing with pain and rage. He was running around bellowing orders. The coach bellowed instructions from the side of the field. They bellowed at her to stop, but it was too late.

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