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Meaning of YELP

Pronunciation:  yelp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
  2. [v]  bark in a high-pitched tone; "the puppies yelped"

YELP is a 4 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: yap, yelping, yip
 See Also: bark, cry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yelp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yelped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Yelping}.] [OE. yelpen, [yogh]elpen, to boast, boast
    noisily, AS. gielpan, gilpan, gylpan; akin to OHG. gelph
    arrogant: cf. Icel. gj[=a]lpa to yelp. Cf. {Yap}.]
    1. To boast. [Obs.]
             I keep [care] not of armes for to yelpe. --Chaucer.
    2. To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly
       with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.
             A little herd of England's timorous deer, Mazed with
             a yelping kennel of French curs?      --Shak.
             At the least flourish of a broomstick or ladle, he
             would fly to the door with a yelping precipitation.
                                                   --W. Irving.
  2. \Yelp\, n.
    A sharp, quick cry; a bark. --Chaucer.