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bawl

bawl

 
 
pronunciation:
bawl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
bawl out
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bawled, bawling, bawls
definition: to cry loudly or strongly; wail.
He bawled about losing his toy.
synonyms:
cry, sob, wail
similar words:
bellow, blubber, holler, howl, squeal, weep, yell, yowl
phrase: bawl out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a loud cry or shout.
I heard the baby's bawl from the next room.
synonyms:
cry, sob, wail
similar words:
bellow, howl, outcry, roar, shout, squeal, yell, yowl
derivation: bawler (n.)
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The words bawl and ball sound alike but have different meanings.
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