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yell

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verb \ˈyel\

Simple Definition of yell

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter a loud cry, scream, or shout

  3. 2 :  to give a cheer usually in unison

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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

Rhymes with yell


2

yell

noun

Simple Definition of yell

  • : 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. 1 :  scream, shout

  2. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of yell

14th century




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