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bawl

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verb \ˈbȯl\

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

bawler

noun

Examples of bawl in a sentence

  1. Get in the car! he bawled.

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

Origin and Etymology 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



BAWL Defined for English Language Learners

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bawl

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verb \ˈbȯl\

Definition of bawl for English Language Learners

  • : to cry very loudly

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


BAWL Defined for Kids

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bawl

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verb \ˈbȯl\

Definition of bawl for Students

bawled

bawling

  1. 1 :  to shout or cry loudly <… he fairly stumbled down the steps, bawling for his breakfast. — Avi, Crispin>

  2. 2 :  to weep noisily

bawl out

  1. :  to scold severely


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bawl

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Definition of bawl for Students

  1. :  a loud cry


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