Definitions for YELLyɛl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.i.)to cry out; shout.

  2. to scream with pain, fright, etc.

  3. (v.t.)to say by yelling:

    to yell an order to the troops.

  4. (n.)a cry uttered by yelling.

  5. a cheer or shout, as one adopted by a school to encourage a team.

Origin of yell:

bef. 1000; ME; OE giellan, c. MLG, MD ghellen, OHG gellan; akin to OE galan to sing (see nightingale )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation(noun)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

  2. cry, yell(verb)

    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

    "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"

  3. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall(verb)

    utter a sudden loud cry

    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

  4. yell, scream(verb)

    utter or declare in a very loud voice

    "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yell(verb)ˈɛl

    to shout very loudly

    "Help!" he yelled.; "I will not!" she yelled before running off.

  2. yellˈɛl

    to shout at in anger

    You don't have to yell at me!; She gave a loud yell.


  1. yell(Contraction)

    ye shall

  2. yell(Contraction)

    ye will

  3. Origin: From yeld.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yell(verb)

    to cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror

  2. Yell(verb)

    to utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone

  3. Yell(noun)

    a sharp, loud, hideous outcry


  1. Yell, Shetland

    Yell is one of the North Isles of Shetland, Scotland. In the 2011 census it had a usually resident population of 966. It is the second largest island in Shetland after the Mainland with an area of 82 square miles, and is the third most populous in the archipelago, after the Mainland and Whalsay. The island's bedrock is largely composed of Moine schist with a north-south grain, which was uplifted during the Caledonian mountain building period. Peat covers two thirds of the island to an average depth of 1.5 metres. Yell has been inhabited since the Neolithic times, and a dozen broch sites have been identified from the pre-Norse period. Norse rule lasted from the 9th to 14th centuries until Scottish control was asserted. The modern economy of the island is based on crofting, fishing, transport and tourism. The island claims to be the "Otter Capital of Britain" and has a diverse bird life including breeding populations of Great and Arctic Skuas. Notable buildings on the island include the 17th century Old Haa of Brough in Burravoe, a merchant's house now converted to a museum and visitor centre. There are various folk tales and modern literary references to island life.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'YELL' in Verbs Frequency: #1001

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