Definition of Belling

1. Noun. A noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple.

Exact synonyms: Callathump, Callithump, Charivari, Chivaree, Shivaree
Generic synonyms: Serenade
Derivative terms: Callithumpian



Definition of Belling

1. n. A bellowing, as of a deer in rutting time.

Definition of Belling

1. Verb. (present participle of bell) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belling

1. a mock serenade for newlyweds [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belling

bellidoite
bellied
bellied up
bellies
bellies of digastric muscle
bellies of omohyoid muscle
bellies of the beasts
bellies up
belligerence
belligerences
belligerencies
belligerency
belligerent
belligerently
belligerents
belling (current term)
belling the cat
bellingerite
bellings
bellipotence
bellipotent
belllike
bellmaker
bellmakers
bellmaking
bellman
bellmen
bellmetal resonance
bellmouth
bellmouths

Literary usage of Belling

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"belling THE CAT LONG ago, the mice had a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the Cat. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"COK belling That carrying a part of the front of a house on the Rio délia Fava, Venice. A narrow calle, leads to a flight of steps at the water's edge, ..."

3. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1908)
"If the "serpent" were forcibly straightened out and the "belling" ... 6 Italian Lute. belling of the horn combining to produce a clear, resonant tone. ..."

4. Music (1894)
"A Programme of American Compositions. By FREDERIC W- ROOT- Schopenhauer in Relation to Music. By DR. KARL JULIUS belling- Jenny Lind and the Old Songs. ..."

5. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"belling "—"Nip "—Extra water—" Froth bells "—" Outweights ... The " belling " is always worse when steam is used to heat the stuff. ..."

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