how to pronounce bellows


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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


  1. Flexible, light-tight enclosures connecting the lensboard and the camera back.
  2. Any flexible container or enclosure, as one used to cover a moving joint.
  3. Plural of bellow.
  4. The lungs.
  5. 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.
  6. That which fans the fire of hatred, jealousy, etc.


  1. To operate a bellows; to direct air at (something) using a bellows.
  2. To expand and contract like a bellows.
  3. To fold up like a bellows; to accordion.
  4. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bellow.


  1. 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.

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