Definition of bawl
- a sergeant bawling at his troops
- He lay on his bed, bawling uncontrollably.
- "Get out of the car!" she bawled.
“Get in the car!” he bawled.
he bawled for days after his dog died
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First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
: to cry very loudly
: to say or shout (something) using a very loud voice
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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