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bellows is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of bellows in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… elaborate form yet bellows serving his …”
meanings of bellows
Flexible, light-tight enclosures connecting the lensboard and the camera back.
Any flexible container or enclosure, as one used to cover a moving joint.
Plural of bellow.
A device for delivering pressurized air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location. At its most simple terms a bellows is a container which is deformable in such a way as to alter its volume which has an outlet or outlets where one wishes to blow air.
That which fans the fire of hatred, jealousy, etc.
To operate a bellows; to direct air at (something) using a bellows.
To expand and contract like a bellows.
To fold up like a bellows; to accordion.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bellow.
Plural of Bellow.
bellows frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word bellows occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.