• The deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise.


  • To make a loud, deep, hollow noise like the roar of an angry bull.
  • To shout in a deep voice.


  • From Middle English belwen, from Old English bylgian, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- ("to sound, roar"), whence also belg, bellan, blāwan. Cognate with German bellen ("to bark"), Russian бле́ять ("baa, bleat").

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