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Definition of the verb bawl
What does bawl mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: bawled | bawling | bawls
- shout loudly and without restraint
- example: Sam and Sue bawl
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] Susan whispered [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive] Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] Susan whispered about the party [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive] Susan whispered for me to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] Susan whispered to/at Rachel [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic] Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive] Susan whispered to Rachel to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause] Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause] Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd
Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonym of bawl: bellow
- more generic word: shout = utter in a loud voice
- make a raucous noise
- cry loudly
Alternative definition of the verb bawl
- [intransitive] To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.
- [intransitive] To wail; to give out a blaring cry.
Bawl is a musical group.
- albums: "Beyond Safe Ways", "Glen Campbell Nights", "Year Zero"
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bawl
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Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
bawd and bawdy either come from French baude, “shameless,” or from Welsh bawaidd, “dirty, vile,” from baw, “dirt, mud” bawl is a word imitative of the sound a bay is an indentation in a range of hills bay is the position or action of a cornered ...
South Devon and south Cornwall, including Dartmoor and the Scilly isles, by C.S. Ward and M.J.B. Baddeley (1884)
by Mountford John B. Baddeley
The Punch bawl is a huge boulder of granite perched upon another boulder. It contains a rock-basin some 3 feet deep. A ladder is needed for inspecting it. The Well of Sancta Warna is dried up, and is more interesting for its associations than ...
A Dictionary of Similes (1917)
by Frank Jenners Wilstach
Bawl. Bawl like an auctioneer.
by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood
Balkan grippe [bawl'k n]see Qfever. Balkan endemic nephropathy [bawl'k n] an endemic disease of humans in south-western Europe.It has a strongresemblance to ochratoxin A induced porcine nephropathy caused byintoxication byFusarium.
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
BAWL, v, a. & n. ~\ Vossius and Festus Bawling, > concur in thinking that Bawler, u.
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
BAWL, v. a. & n. Vossius and Festus BAwili Ng, }o: in thinking that BAwler, ...
by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp
You go bawl when you tas[t]e dis soap boy! Sweet for so! — (Trin) 3. To complain openly against a serious hardship, esp lack of money. A new racket is going on at the docks and small customs brokers like myself are bawling because if it isn't ...
Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws
Bilingual treatment units are: <bläken, yell><bläken, bawl> <bläken, bellow> ( 2) Monolingual treatment units: (2.1) Source language treatment units are: < bläken, |bläken|> <bläken, Infinitivf.> <bläken, 1blε:kn> <bläken, itr. V.> <bläken, ugs.> ...
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Usage statistics about bawl
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- Bawl Meaning
Video shows what bawl means. To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.. To wail; to give out a blaring cry.. Bawl Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...
- Meaning and Pronunciation of BAWL
Word: BAWL Meaning: Shout or cry loudly Example: People find it hard to listen the bawl of the baby.
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Scrabble value of B3A1W4L1
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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