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bawl

bawl

 
 
pronunciation:
bawl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
bawl out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bawled, bawling, bawls
definition: to cry or shout in a loud and insistent voice.
The class bawled its protest at the announcement of a pop quiz.
synonyms:
bellow, clamor, cry, holler, roar, shout, yell
similar words:
blubber, howl, sob, wail, weep
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cry loudly or forcefully; wail.
That spoiled kid will bawl anytime he doesn't get his way.
synonyms:
cry, sob, squall, wail
similar words:
bellow, blubber, holler, howl, keen, squeal, weep, yell, yowl
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phrase: bawl out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a loud outcry or wail.
synonyms:
cry, sob, squall, wail
similar words:
bellow, howl, outcry, roar, shout, squeal, yell, yowl
derivation: bawler (n.)
Homophone Note
The words bawl and ball sound alike but have different meanings.
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