The words bellow and below are often confused because they are easy to mistype. We'll help you to understand the difference.
Below means lower in spatial position than when used as a preposition.
A bellow means the deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise when used as a noun.
Bellow is also used as a verb. It means to make a loud, deep, hollow noise like the roar of an angry bull.
A good way to remember the difference is that bellow starts with bell which makes a loud noise or that bellow has a double L like bull that is an animal that bellows.
Think of a bell being rung that is making a bull really angry so that it bellows. Bell and bull both have a double L like bellow.
Below is like be-low. Below quite literately means to be low.
The Difference Between Bellow vs Below
Here are some common expressions with bellow and below that people often confuse.
What's the correct phrase, 'let out a bellow' or 'let out a below'?
You should use 'let out a bellow'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.
Is the correct phrase 'a bellow of rage' or 'a below of rage'?
You should use 'a bellow of rage'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.
What's the right phrase 'bellow like a bull' or 'below like a bull'?
The correct expression is 'bellow like a bull'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.
Some synonyms of bellow are: yowl, call, emit, shout, holler.
Some synonyms of below are: beneath, on a lower floor, infra, under, at a lower place.