What does the word swelling mean?

Usage examples for swelling

  1. She was unpleasant all dinner- time, but she got better in the arternoon, and when the Morgans came in the evening, and she found that Mrs. Morgan 'ad got a nasty sort o' red swelling on her nose, she got quite good- tempered. – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
  2. All this time the music was swelling through the fiery display, and the crowd clapped hands, as if enough honor could not be done to the occasion. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. The girl nodded, her heart swelling at the thought of her grandfather, and then she told them of the attack on the palace at Chippenham and all that had followed. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison

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