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yelp

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noun \ˈyelp\

Definition of yelp

  1. :  a sharp shrill bark or cry (as of a dog or turkey); also :  squeal



Origin of yelp

2yelp


First Known Use: 1501

Rhymes with yelp


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yelp

verb

Simple Definition of yelp

  • : to make a quick, high cry or bark

Full Definition of yelp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to utter a sharp quick shrill cry <dogs yelp>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter with a yelp

Examples of yelp

  1. The dog yelped in pain.

  2. <yelped with surprise when everything fell off the closet shelf and onto his head>



Origin of yelp

Middle English, to boast, cry out, from Old English gielpan to boast, exult; akin to Old High German gelph outcry


First Known Use: 1553




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