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Synonyms for bellwether
ˈbɛlˌwɛð ərbell·wether

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  1. bellwethernoun

    Synonyms:
    sign, indicator, gauge

  2. bellwethernoun

    The leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck.

    Synonyms:
    sign, indicator, gauge

  3. bellwethernoun

    Anything that indicates future trends.

    Synonyms:
    sign, gauge, indicator

  4. bellwethernoun

    A stock or bond that is widely believed to be an indicator of the overall market's condition.

    Synonyms:
    gauge, indicator, sign

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bellwethernoun

    someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity

  2. bellwethernoun

    sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell

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  1. List of paraphrases for "bellwether":

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How to use bellwether in a sentence?

  1. Justin Fabo:

    China has huge potential to roil markets as the nation navigates a difficult structural transition, asian trade, traditionally a bellwether for global growth, is in recession.

  2. Benjamin Abbott:

    This is a bellwether for what’s going on in the larger river basins, we need to lay out some very clear language about where we’re headed.

  3. John Cornyn:

    The story everyone wants to write is that this is all about Donald Trump. But I don't buy that. Obviously, all the Republicans won in Kentucky except for Matt Bevin. He had personal problems. So, I don't agree that this is a bellwether on what's going to happen in( 2020), i mean suburbs, we've got to worry about the suburbs. We got slaughtered in the suburbs in Texas in 2018.

  4. Stanton Glantz:

    In October, Canada became the first major economic country to legalize recreational marijuana, which will undoubtedly be a bellwether for the U.S. as it continues to debate policy issues surrounding pot. And although cigarette smoking might be on the decline, Dr. King notes the tobacco industry has heavily diversified its portfolio of products and still remains one of the most profitable industries globally. So while it might be awhile beforeconvenient stores are sellingpacks of joints, similar to a pack of cigarettes its cleartobacco is positioningitself for an impendingshift towards cannabis. Kids started with tobacco and then graduated to marijuana, now its the other way around. Kids start with marijuana and they graduate to tobacco.

  5. Kate Brown:

    This is truly the bellwether for climate change on the West Coast, and this is a wake-up call for all of us that we have got to do everything in our power to tackle climate change.


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