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billowing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow; billow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky
  2. verb move with great difficulty
    • The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed
  3. verb rise and move, as in waves or billows
    surge; heave; billow.
    • The army surged forward
  4. verb become inflated
    balloon; inflate; billow.
    • The sails ballooned
  5. adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    surging; billowy.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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