to cry out or speak with a strong, loud, clear sound; shout: He always yells when he is angry.
to scream with pain, fright, etc.
to utter or tell by yelling: to yell an order to the troops.
a cry uttered by yelling.
a cheer or shout of fixed words or syllables, as one adopted by a school or college to encourage a team.
- outyell, verb (used with object)
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How to use yell in a sentence
They were across the street from a fire station, close enough for his daughter to yell for help.
Sometimes I want to yell, "STOP MAKING EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU."
Excerpted from Rebel yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.
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A terrific yell of rage burst from every one, and each hastily threw something or other at the bold intruder.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Chumru, though no fighting-man, realized that he was expected to make a row and uttered a bloodcurdling yell.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
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British Dictionary definitions for yell
to shout, scream, cheer, or utter in a loud or piercing way
a loud piercing inarticulate cry, as of pain, anger, or fear
US and Canadian a rhythmic cry of words or syllables, used in cheering in unison
- yeller, noun
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