[ UK /ˌʌndəbˈɛli/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌbɛɫi/ ]
NOUN
  1. the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
  2. lower side
    the underbellies of clouds
  3. the quality of being weak or unprotected
    the soft underbelly of the Axis
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How To Use underbelly In A Sentence

  • The birds are also known as ‘ghost’ owls for the white face and underbelly feathers that are visible as they fly overhead.
  • He became familiar with the dark underbelly of life in the city .
  • Set in the summer of 1978 amid a vivid Italian landscape of yellow cornfields and blue skies, this film looks at the dark underbelly of the world through a child's eyes.
  • In the past, they have been hampered by a soft underbelly. The Sun
  • The restorative power of the sport has a darker underbelly. Times, Sunday Times
  • Care was lavished just as much on the symphony's softer underbelly. Times, Sunday Times
  • When it comes to competitive production, the advent of the free trade area has exposed the manufacturers' underbelly again.
  • The stupidity that excretes from the mouths of the rightwing underbelly is just astonishing U.S. prepared to push for crippling sanctions, Iran warned
  • Ruffs and britches disappeared long ago, and there isn't much to distinguish a Balinese from a Siamese today except a wispy fringe on the underbelly and a meek plume of a tail.
  • The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached to its underbelly.
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