bel·​lied ˈbe-lēd How to pronounce bellied (audio)
: having a belly of a specified kind
used in combination
a big-bellied man

Examples of bellied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Papa was large, big-bellied, farted often, and smelled of peanuts and sweat. Lisa Bubert, Longreads, 30 Nov. 2022 At the end of October, an SCCF employee spotted a single red-bellied cooter, a turtle with a grumpy disposition, attempting to cross the road. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 8 Nov. 2022 Four redheads at Jamaica Pond and four more redheads at the Chestnut Hill Reservation, a rough-legged hawk and a glaucous gull at Rumney Marsh and a yellow-bellied sapsucker at Belle Isle. Isabela Rocha,, 14 Jan. 2023 Fans soon speculated that George's watercolor was inspired by a greeting card from Wrendale Designs, showing a snowy stag with red-bellied robins perched in the same places. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2022 The days immediately after the quake have involved picking up the pieces of their lives, including locating and securing a place to stay for their pet pot-bellied pig, Elvis Pigsley, who used to reside in their backyard. Summer Linstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2022 Daniel Blumstein and colleagues tracked yellow-bellied marmots that make their home in the Colorado Rockies for a five year period, from 2003 to 2008. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2010 And yet, in 2016, ornithologists were overjoyed to have spotted the black-bellied sandgrouse after a period of five years in Jaisalmer. Azera Parveen Rahman, Quartz, 27 Oct. 2022 Two glossy ibises in Eastham and another at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, two yellow-bellied flycatchersCQ in Truro, a Lincoln sparrow in Brewster, and an evening grosbeak in South Yarmouth., 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bellied was in the 15th century

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“Bellied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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