Definitions for yelpyɛlp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to give a sharp, shrill cry, as a dog or fox.

  2. to call or cry out sharply, as in pain.

  3. (v.t.)to utter or express by or as if by yelping.

  4. (n.)a quick, sharp bark or cry.

Origin of yelp:

bef. 900; ME; OE gielpan to boast, c. MHG gelp(f)en


Princeton's WordNet

  1. yip, yelp, yelping(verb)

    a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)

  2. yelp, yip, yap(verb)

    bark in a high-pitched tone

    "the puppies yelped"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yelp(verb)

    to boast

  2. Yelp(verb)

    to utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup

  3. Yelp(noun)

    a sharp, quick cry; a bark


  1. Yelp

    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland and Turkey. Yelp had a monthly average of 86 million unique visitors in Q4 2012*. By the end of Q4 2012, Yelpers had written more than 36 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp’s mobile application was used on 9.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q4 2012.

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a sharp, sudden cry

The dog gave a yelp of pain.

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