yodel


1yo·del

verb \ˈyō-dəl\

: to sing loudly while changing your voice back and forth between a natural pitch and a higher pitch

yo·deled or yo·delledyo·del·ing or yo·del·ling\ˈyōd-liŋ, ˈyō-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of YODEL

intransitive verb
:  to sing by suddenly changing from a natural voice to a falsetto and back; also :  to shout or call in a similar manner
transitive verb
:  to sing (a tune) by yodeling
yo·del·er \ˈyōd-lər, ˈyō-dəl-ər\ noun

Origin of YODEL

German jodeln
First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with YODEL

2yodel

noun

: a song, shout, or cry made by yodeling

Full Definition of YODEL

:  a song or refrain sung by yodeling; also :  a yodeled shout or cry

First Known Use of YODEL

1844

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