bawler


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bawler - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voicebawler - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
communicator - a person who communicates with others
crier - a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
2.bawler - a loud weeperbawler - a loud weeper; "their new baby is a real bawler"
crier, weeper - a person who weeps
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References in classic literature ?
Bawler, the Darbyite, in the evening, and all in vain.
From the rabble have we gone out of the way, from all those bawlers and scribe-blowflies, from the trader-stench, the ambition-fidgeting, the bad breath--: fie, to live among the rabble;
I'm not a shouter and bawler but in that first half we looked like a bunch of strangers.
Off the pitch too, he's not a shouter or a bawler but he leads by example and his ally was Sol Bamba.
More a leader by example rather than a shouter and bawler, Jagielka's credentials for the armband are sometimes questioned but whenever he takes to the field he remains a calming influence on those around him and is always as brave as a lion.
For example, there is evidence of him predicting Trump's presidential win, whom he referred to as 'the great shameless, audacious bawler'.
History.com's (http://www.history.com/specials/nostradamus-election-2016/pages/nostradamus-election-2016-quatrains) translation  tells of the "The masculine woman" who would "exert herself to the north," and also of "The great shameless, audacious bawler, / He will be elected governor of the army: / The boldness of his contention, / The bridge broken, the faint from fear."
(24) The term "Krikun" can be translated as "bawler."
The entire soundtrack is a beautiful work of art by composer Stafford Bawler.
United have not a leader on the pitch as well as off it, not one shouter or bawler so furious at lame surrender he demands pride and sweat from those around him.
When I was playing it was a bawler but Richard isn't like that but he was a leader.