Definition of belt something out in English:

belt something out

phrasal verb

  • Sing or play a song loudly and forcefully.

    ‘she belted out classics for half an hour’
    • ‘The first few odd-shaped pop-rock-country songs are belted out with a large amount of energy, capturing the melodies of the original recordings but adding a dirtier, rockier feel.’
    • ‘I could hear my heart pounding in my chest as he picked the song back up, belting it out and earning the cheering that he used to draw so easily.’
    • ‘We somehow knew all of the words to all of the songs, and we belted them out at the top of our lungs until Jessica yelled at us to save our voices.’
    • ‘She belted the song out, and Dave stood up in awe.’
    • ‘She grabbed a hairbrush to be a microphone for her as she belted the song out.’
    • ‘There's a clarity and delicacy to her voice in the quiet moments, then suddenly, in the same song, we are into overdrive and she is belting it out like Edith Piaf.’
    • ‘When it comes to singing head-banging metal, he can belt it out with the best.’
    • ‘Although Amp's singing voice is raspy and slight, perhaps not as strong as those of some of the vocalists he works with, he still belts it out throughout this record, completing the circle as performer and producer.’
    • ‘The farm girl from Oklahoma has a fantastic voice, and, while her performance was a tad subdued, she can probably belt it out with the best of them.’
    • ‘In Vancouver, it has never mattered much which song you sang, so long as you belted it out loud.’
    • ‘The ditties were belted out by participants in the town's attempt to set a world record for karaoke singing.’
    • ‘From old melodies to hits from latest films, all popular requests are belted out by crooners till late in the night.’
    • ‘Only when she's dancing does she feel this free, and so she breaks out of the ‘proper singing’ straitjacket and belts the words out.’
    • ‘Bond's raw, resilient voice belies his 65 years and he belts it out with a vitality that would shame most 50-year-olds.’
    • ‘I had an ‘Easy to Play Abba’ piano book and spent many an hour in the 1980s, belting these tunes out, to the probable dismay of my neighbours.’
    • ‘His voice was a raspy clarion, hoarse from a lifetime of belting it out.’
    • ‘You feel more passionate when you're belting it out.’
    • ‘I've seen them very comfortable on stage, with their guitars on their laps, drinking beer and belting it out.’
    • ‘The singing is all really high and I'm belting it out all the way through.’
    • ‘Most of the fans sat crossed-legged in front of the stage and listened intently as the tunes were belted out.’
    sing loudly, carol, trill, yodel
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