- 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.
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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 Glassical 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
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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