Yelp Definition

yĕlp
yelped, yelping, yelps
verb
yelped, yelping, yelps
To utter a short, sharp cry or bark, as a dog.
Webster's New World
To utter or express by yelping.
Webster's New World
To cry out sharply, as in pain.
Webster's New World
noun
A short, sharp cry or bark.
Webster's New World

An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.

The puppy let out a yelp when I stepped on her tail.
Wiktionary

A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail siren-sound.

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Other Word Forms of Yelp

Noun

Singular:
yelp
Plural:
yelps

Origin of Yelp

  • Middle English yelpen to cry aloud from Old English gelpan, gielpan to boast ghel-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old English Ä¡ielpan.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English Ä¡ielp.

    From Wiktionary

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