yell


1yell

verb \ˈyel\

: to say (something) very loudly especially because you are angry, surprised, or are trying to get someone's attention

: to make a sudden, loud cry

Full Definition of YELL

intransitive verb
1
:  to utter a loud cry, scream, or shout
2
:  to give a cheer usually in unison
transitive verb
:  to utter or declare with or as if with a yell :  shout
yell·er noun

Examples of YELL

  1. We saw people yelling for help.
  2. I heard someone yelling my name.
  3. The crowd was yelling wildly.

Origin of YELL

Middle English, from Old English giellan; akin to Old High German gellan to yell, Old English galan to sing
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to YELL

2yell

noun

: a sudden, loud cry

: a usually rhythmic shout or cheer used especially in schools or colleges to show support for sports teams

Full Definition of YELL

1
:  scream, shout
2
:  a usually rhythmic cheer used especially in schools or colleges to encourage athletic teams

Examples of YELL

  1. <the crowd gave a yell of approval>

First Known Use of YELL

14th century

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