Yell definition

yĕl
To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.
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A loud cry; a shout.
noun
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To cry out loudly; shriek; scream.
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To utter or express with a loud cry.
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A cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
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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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To convey by shouting.

He yelled directions to the party from the car.

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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.

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(intransitive) Shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.
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A phrase to be shouted.
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(Ulster) Dry (of cow)
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To utter by yelling.
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A loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream.
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A rhythmic cheer given in unison, as by students at a school or college football game.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yell
Plural:
yells

Origin of yell

  • Middle English yellen from Old English giellan, gellan ghel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English yellen, from Old English Ä¡iellan, from Proto-Germanic *gellanÄ….

    From Wiktionary

  • Borrowing from Scots yeld ("ceasing to give milk").

    From Wiktionary