belling definition

  • noun:
    • Pennsylvania, western Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, & Michigan See shivaree. See Regional Note at shivaree.
    • A bellowing, at the time of a deer in rutting time.
    • In submarine businesses, the application of the diving-bell.
    • previously, bellowing; in modern use. the noise made by a deer in rutting-time.
    • a noisy mock serenade (created by banging pans and kettles) to a newly hitched few
  • verb:
    • Present participle of bell.

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