Adjective "bawled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly.
  1. with object 'we began to bawl out the words of the carol'
  2. 'The common image of workplace bullying may be a manager shouting and bawling at a subordinate, but in reality the targeting is often much more subtle and insidious.'
  3. 'But when he went into school and took the letter I had written, he was bawled at by one teacher while trying to explain.'
  4. 'He stepped up his voice each time until he was bawling out his message.'
  5. 'He's shouting and bawling at everyone - hospital chiefs, the BMA, the nurses, everybody.'
  6. 'True, Hoddle doesn't shout and bawl, but there is a coldness to him.'
  7. 'They were shouting and bawling at each other, more in a state of drunkenness than organised malice, and those words we caught were more to do with just how drunk they were and how annoyed they were that no pubs were open.'
  8. 'LA Reid's son saw her, told his dad, and his dad went down and bawled at her.'
  9. '‘The fans pay their money, they're entitled to do what they like and they're entitled to shout and bawl,’ says Davies, sitting with lanky striker Derek Townsley and chief executive Pat Nevin.'
  10. 'Hopefully things will go well and I can stay quiet and not have to shout and bawl.'
  11. 'She was screaming and bawling out uncontrollably.'
Weep or cry noisily.
  1. 'She threw herself into his protective embrace and began bawling.'
  2. 'Animated figures of women washed clothes, babies bawled, roosters crowed, blacksmiths worked at their forges.'
  3. 'So I started to talk about it… hesitating and faltering all the way… and I bawled like a baby the entire time.'
  4. 'She began to bawl unbearably and leaned into Malachi's chest, clutching his sweatshirt tightly.'
  5. 'Anyone else in your situation would be bawling like a baby.'
  6. 'When no answer was forthcoming, the plump girl began to bawl noisily.'
  7. 'I'm sure when the time comes I will be bawling my eyes out as I am going to miss our friends so much.'
  8. 'Some people weep and bawl, some just put on a brave face and try to go on instead of showing their emotions outwardly.'
  9. 'It was a little disconcerting because he was just bawling his eyes out.'
  10. 'Scarlet wasn't bawling like a baby this time, but the tears were still on her face as she rested her head on Major's shoulder.'


A loud, unrestrained shout.
  1. 'The tradition of having a new year's ball in Kerry was upstaged this year by the new year's bawls that filled the corridors of Tralee General Hospital's maternity unit on the first day of January.'
  2. 'Her words were buried under assorted bawls, bellows, and roars; now it sounded like ten minutes past feeding time at the zoo.'
  3. 'They became a bit less violent over time, the extension stifling and his body slowly stopping its movement, each bawl dying down to a cough, dying down to hard breathing, then back down to normal.'
  4. ''I then hear cuffing sounds and screams and bawls for help,' the teary-eyed relative said.'

More definitions

1. to cry or wail lustily. verb (used with object)

2. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one's dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience.

3. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares. noun

4. a loud shout; outcry.

5. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.

6. Chiefly Midland and Western U.S. the noise made by a calf. Verb phrases

7. bawl out, Informal. to scold vociferously; rep

More examples(as adjective)

"instructions can be bawled."


(bawl)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘(of an animal) howl, bark’): imitative; possibly related to medieval Latin baulare ‘to bark’ or Icelandic baula ‘to low’.


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