what is difference between bellow and roaring
- (US, dialectal) beller
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”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɛloʊ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɛləʊ/
- Rhymes: -ɛləʊ
bellow (plural bellows)
- The deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise.
bellow (third-person singular simple present bellows, present participle bellowing, simple past and past participle bellowed)
- To make a loud, deep, hollow noise like the roar of an angry bull.
- the bellowing voice of boiling seas
- To shout in a deep voice.
- IPA(key): /ˈɹɔːɹɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɔːɹɪŋ
- Hyphenation: roar‧ing
- Intensive; extreme.
- Very successful; lively.
- Synonyms: thriving, prosperous, bustling; see also Thesaurus:prosperous
- The ice-cream sellers did a roaring trade in the midday heat.
- 1903, Robert Barr, The O’Ruddy Chapter 17
- But finally we came to a river with hundreds of boats upon it, and there was a magnificent bridge, and on the other bank was a roaring city, and through the fog the rain came down thick as the tears of the angels. “That ‘s London,” said I.
- present participle of roar
roaring (plural roarings)
- A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast; a roar.
- An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion.
- (Britain Yorkshire, North Midlands, informal) to cry