noun \ˈyelp\

Definition of YELP

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

Origin of YELP

First Known Use: 1501

Rhymes with YELP



: to make a quick, high cry or bark

Full Definition of YELP

intransitive verb
:  to utter a sharp quick shrill cry <dogs yelp>
transitive verb
:  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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