Sense: 1-2
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: BELLOW1
Sense: 3-4
Date: 1100-1200
Origin: Probably from Old English belg; BELLY1


2 noun
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Animals
bellow2 [countable]
1 a loud deep shout:
His voice rose to a bellow.
a bellow of rage/laughter etc
Alex gave another bellow of laughter.
2CHBA the deep sound that a bull makes


a) DHT an object used for blowing air into a fire to make it burn better
b) APM part of a musical instrument that pushes air through pipes to produce a sound, for example in an organ

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