Translation of "billow" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈbɪl.əʊ/ us /-oʊ/

to spread over a large area, or (especially of things made of cloth) to become filled with air and appear to be larger

salir, hincharse
Smoke billowed (out) from the burning building.
The sheets/shirts hanging on the line billowed in the breeze.
We watched the boats with their billowing sails.
billow noun uk us

billows of smoke

(Translation of “billow” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈbiləu/

(literary) a large wave

A huge bellow threatened to capsize the boat.
billowy adjective

de oleaje
billowy waves.
billow out phrasal verb

to move in a way similar to large waves

ondear, ondular
The sails billowed out in the strong wind
Her skirt billowed out in the breeze.

(Translation of “billow” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)