billow

billow

 

(English)

verb
to swell out, puff up, etc., as by the action of wind

Derived forms

billowing (ˈbillowing) adjective, noun

Word origin of 'billow'

from Old Norse bylgja; related to Swedish bōlja, Danish bölg, Middle High German bulge

Translations:

(Spanish) hincharse, ondular

In context:

The shining radiance of the sun goes through the fenestrae of this salon slicing the darkness in half, making the air bleed with the carmine of the tall sheer drapes billowing in the late afternoon zephyr.

Brand, Seph THE HAND OF MADNESS (2019)

The curtains billowed in the breeze. 

 

 

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