Part of speech: noun

The act of expanding; enlargement; protuberance.

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Usage examples "swelling":

  1. Be still, my swelling heart! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. About middle life more active growth begins, the swelling becomes more fixed and is painful, and once it begins to grow, it increases rapidly and within a month or two may reach the size of a child's head. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. The swelling voices of the soldiers died away. - "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.