bawl definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To cry or sob loudly; wail.
    • To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
    • To cry down with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
    • To cry loudly, as a kid from discomfort or vexation.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter in a loud, vehement voice. See Synonyms at shout.
    • To proclaim with a loud sound, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
  • noun:
    • A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
    • A loud, prolonged weep; an outcry.
    • A shout near the top of a person's vocals; an outcry: as, the kids create a loud bawl.
    • Obsolete spelling of ball.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • bawl out Informal To reprimand loudly or harshly.
  • verb:
    • To shout or utter in a loud and intense fashion.
    • To wail; to offer aside a blaring cry.
    • shout loudly and without restraint
    • make a raucous sound
    • cry loudly
  • others:
    • To bark or howl, as a dog.
    • To cry away with a loud full noise; make vehement or clamorous outcries, like in discomfort, exultation, etc.; shout.
    • To utter or proclaim by outcry; raise your voice.
    • To cry available, as a hawker.

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