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Meaning of YELL

Pronunciation:  yel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
  2. [n]  a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
  3. [v]  utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"
  4. [v]  utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

YELL is a 4 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: call, call, cry, cry, holler, hollo, outcry, scream, shout, shout out, squall, vociferation
 See Also: battle cry, bellow, bellowing, bird, blue murder, boo, Bronx cheer, call out, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, complaint, cry out, emit, exclaim, halloo, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, hoot, hosanna, howl, hue and cry, hurrah, let loose, let out, outcry, pipe, pipe up, rallying cry, raspberry, razzing, roar, roar, roaring, screak, scream, screaming, screech, screech, screeching, shout, shouting, shriek, shriek, shrieking, shrill, skreak, skreigh, snort, squawk, ululate, utter, utterance, vocalization, wail, war cry, war whoop, whoop, whoop, yawl, yelling, yodel, yowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yell\ (y[e^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yelled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Yelling}.] [OE. yellen, [yogh]ellen, AS. giellan, gillan,
    gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel.
    gjalla, Sw. g["a]lla to ring, resound, and to AS., OS., &
    OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gala. Cf. 1st {Gale}, and
    To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream
    as with agony or horror.
          They yelleden as feendes doon in helle.  --Chaucer.
          Nor the night raven, that still deadly yells.
          Infernal ghosts and hellish furies round Environed
          thee; some howled, some yelled.          --Milton.
  2. \Yell\, v. t.
    To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.
  3. \Yell\, n.
    A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.
          Their hideous yells Rend the dark welkin. --J. Philips.