bawled


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Related to bawled: whimper, mewls, sobbed

bawled

shouted; sobbed loudly: The baby bawled when his lollipop was taken away.
Not to be confused with:
bald – bare; without hair: When he grew older, he became bald.
balled – wound into a ball: She balled the yarn.

bawl

 (bôl)
v. bawled, bawl·ing, bawls
v.intr.
1. To cry or sob loudly; wail. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
v.tr.
To utter in a loud, vehement voice. See Synonyms at yell.
n.
A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
Phrasal Verb:
bawl out Informal
To reprimand loudly or harshly.

[Middle English bawlen, to bark, from Medieval Latin baulāre, to bark (probably of Scandinavian origin) or from Old Norse baula, to low (of imitative origin).]

bawl′er n.
References in classic literature ?
The babe bawled tremendously, protesting with great violence.
"Git outa deh way," she persistently bawled, waving feet with their dishevelled shoes near the heads of her children.
"Dreadful catastrophe!" they bawled one to the other down Wellington Street.
"They are coming!" bawled a policeman, hammering at the door; "the Martians are coming!" and hurried to the next door.
Speak low, that you may not awaken anybody.' But Tom seemed as if he did not understand them, and bawled out again, 'How much will you have?
'Here he is!' bawled Giles, calling in a state of great excitement, up the staircase; 'here's one of the thieves, ma'am!
We turned the dusty drill: We banged the tins, and bawled the hymns,
I walked along with Miss Murray, turning aside my face, and neglecting to notice several successive remarks, till she bawled out that I was either deaf or stupid; and then (having recovered my self-possession), as one awakened from a fit of abstraction, I suddenly looked up and asked what she had been saying.
"Long time you fella Tiha no sit 'm along canoe," Aora bawled to the victim and set Bashti cackling again.
"Yes, and you slapped Frank; I saw you!" bawled Willie Snow, bobbing up in his pew.
Use your clubs!" Horser bawled. "Stand by the door one of you.
Now as Bert and Grubb bawled their chorus for the third time, they became aware of a very big, golden-brown balloon low in the sky to the north-west, and coming rapidly towards them.