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Definition of "belling" [bell•ing]

  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, & Michigan See shivaree. See Regional Note at shivaree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belling" in a sentence
  • "He played it as he shaped it: the last low string whose reverberations set his own sword belling in anguish and shattered every other weapon inside and out of the halt Silence settled like old dust over the room."
  • "The "belling" of male stags, if I remember rightly, is a challenge, and so I daresay is the roaring of the lion during the breeding season."
  • "Schneider says a serious knee injury — ACL, MCL — screwed her capability to do the door belling required."