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yodel

verb yo·del \ ˈyō-dᵊl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of yodel

yodeled or yodelled; yodeling or yodelling play \ˈyōd-liŋ, ˈyō-dᵊl-iŋ\
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

yodeler

play \ˈyōd-lər, ˈyō-dᵊl-ər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of yodel

German jodeln


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yodel

noun

Definition of yodel

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

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First Known Use of yodel

1844


YODEL Defined for English Language Learners

yodel

verb

Definition of yodel for English Language Learners

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


yodel

noun

Definition of yodel for English Language Learners

  • : a song, shout, or cry made by yodeling


YODEL Defined for Kids

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yodel

verb yo·del \ ˈyō-dᵊl \

Definition of yodel for Students

yodeled or yodelled; yodeling or yodelling
: to sing or call with frequent sudden changes from the natural voice range to a higher range and back

yodeler

noun

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yodel

noun

Definition of yodel for Students

: a song or call made by yodeling


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