bellying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

bellying

  1. Present participle of belly.

Adjective[edit]

bellying (not comparable)

  1. bulging
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      Did it change into the cry of the wind, plaintive at first, angrily shrill as it freshened, rising to a tearing whistle, sinking to a musical trickle of air from the leech of the bellying sail?

Noun[edit]

bellying (plural bellyings)

  1. The act of bulging or swelling.
    • H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
      One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twilight to a palpable darkness []