- Middle English, to bark, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Icelandic baula to low
: to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly
: to cry loudly :
: to cry out at the top of one's voice
bawl. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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