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yell

verb

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1 to cry out loudly and emotionally
  • yelled with fear when the speeding car veered onto the crowded sidewalk

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2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • I yelled to the kids in the backyard that it was time to go home

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yell

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of yell (Entry 2 of 2)

a loud vocal expression of strong emotion
  • the crowd gave a yell of approval

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The first known use of yell was before the 12th century

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“Yell.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yell. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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