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bawl

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verb \ˈbȯl\

Simple Definition of bawl

  • : to cry very loudly

  • : to say or shout (something) using a very loud voice

Full Definition of bawl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly

  3. 2 :  to cry loudly :  wail

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cry out at the top of one's voice

bawl·er noun

Examples of bawl

  1. Get in the car! he bawled.

  2. <he bawled for days after his dog died>



Origin of bawl

Middle English, to bark, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Icelandic baula to low


First Known Use: 1533


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bawl

noun

Definition of bawl

  1. :  a loud prolonged cry :  outcry



1566

First Known Use of bawl

1566




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