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YELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yell mean? 

YELL (noun)
  The noun YELL has 2 senses:

1. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
2. a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

  Familiarity information: YELL used as a noun is rare.


YELL (verb)
  The verb YELL has 2 senses:

1. utter a sudden loud cry
2. utter or declare in a very loud voice

  Familiarity information: YELL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


YELL (noun)


Sense 1yell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell; call

Context example:

the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Hypernyms ("yell" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yell"):

bellow; bellowing; holla; holler; hollering; hollo; holloa; roar; roaring; yowl (a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal))

bird; boo; Bronx cheer; hiss; hoot; raspberry; razz; razzing; snort (a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt)

yodel (a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto)

shouting; yelling (uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement)

battle cry; rallying cry; war cry; war whoop (a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle)

whoop (a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement)

scream; screaming; screech; screeching; shriek; shrieking (sharp piercing cry)

noise (a loud outcry of protest or complaint)

hosanna (a cry of praise or adoration (to God))

blue murder (an extravagantly loud outcry)

catcall (a cry expressing disapproval)

clamor; clamoring; clamour; clamouring; hue and cry (loud and persistent outcry from many people)

halloo (a shout to attract attention)

hoot (a loud raucous cry (as of an owl))


Sense 2yell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cry; yell

Context examples:

a cry of rage / a yell of pain

Hypernyms ("yell" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yell"):

complaint ((formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow)


YELL (verb)


Sense 1yell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a sudden loud cry

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

shout out; scream; cry; yell; holler; shout; squall; hollo; call

Context examples:

she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle / I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Hypernyms (to "yell" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "yell"):

howl; roar; ululate; wail; yaup; yawl (emit long loud cries)

pipe; pipe up; shriek; shrill (utter a shrill cry)

whoop (shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm)

halloo (shout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention)

hurrah (shout 'hurrah!')

hollo (cry hollo)

screak; screech; skreak; skreigh; squawk (utter a harsh abrupt scream)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2yell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter or declare in a very loud voice

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

yell; scream

Context example:

You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine

Hypernyms (to "yell" is one way to...):

shout (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue yell


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