- The definition of a yell is a loud, sharp cry or shout, especially one of pain or delight.
A shout of "ouch" when you pinch your fingers is an example of a yell.
- To yell is to raise your voice and shout, often in anger or frustration.
When you shout at your child not to touch the stove, this is an example of a time when you yell at your child.
A man yells.
yell definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English yellen ; from Old English giellan, akin to Old Norse gjalla, Old High German gellan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ghel-, to cry out from source Classical Greek chelidōn, a swallow
- a loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream
- ☆ a rhythmic cheer given in unison, as by students at a school or college football game
- yeller noun
yell definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb yelled, yell·ing, yells verb, intransitive
- A loud cry; a shout.
- A rhythmic cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
Origin: Middle English yellen, from Old English giellan, gellan; see ghel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- yellˈer noun