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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Translations for yell

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a loud, shrill cry; a scream

a yell of pain.

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