bawl vs bellow what difference

what is difference between bawl and bellow

English

Etymology

From Middle English bawlen, from Old Norse baula (to low) and/or Medieval Latin baulō (to bark), both from Proto-Germanic *bau- (to roar), from Proto-Indo-European *bau- (to bark), conflated with Proto-Germanic *bellaną, *ballijaną, *buljaną (to shout, low, roar), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to sound, roar). Cognate with Faroese belja (to low), Icelandic baula (to moo, low), Swedish böla (to bellow, low). More at bell.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): [bɔːɫ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɔl/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /bɑl/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːl
  • Homophone: ball

Verb

bawl (third-person singular simple present bawls, present participle bawling, simple past and past participle bawled)

  1. (transitive) To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.
  2. (intransitive) To wail; to give out a blaring cry.
    • 1859, George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Chapter 5:
      Why did you bawl out just as I was aiming? Who can aim with a fellow bawling in his ear? I’ve lost the birds through it.

Derived terms

  • bawler

Translations

Noun

bawl (plural bawls)

  1. A loud, intense shouting or wailing.

Translations

Anagrams

  • ALBW, LBWA

Zou

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔl˧/

Adjective

bawl

  1. blunt

References

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 41


English

Alternative forms

  • (US, dialectal) beller

Etymology

From Middle English belwen, from Old English bylgian, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to sound, roar), whence also belg (leather bag), bellan (to roar), blāwan (to blow). Cognate with German bellen (to bark), Russian бле́ять (bléjatʹ, baa, bleat).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɛloʊ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɛləʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛləʊ

Noun

bellow (plural bellows)

  1. The deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise.

Translations

Verb

bellow (third-person singular simple present bellows, present participle bellowing, simple past and past participle bellowed)

  1. To make a loud, deep, hollow noise like the roar of an angry bull.
    • the bellowing voice of boiling seas
  2. To shout in a deep voice.

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