verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- yelizaveta petrovna,
- yellow alert,
- yellow archangel,
- yellow atrophy of liver,
- yellow avens
Origin of yell
Examples from the Web for yell
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."
The House freshman from Yell County is in a dead heat with Sen. Mark Pryor in the Arkansas Senate race.The Wall Street Money Men Behind a Right-Wing Star|Patricia Murphy|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Giuliana has the thinnest body, but she eats, she really eats, so what the hell are you going to yell at her about?
Then Stewart turned to criticize Palestinian militants, causing the correspondents to return and yell pro-Palestinian slogans.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering|Dean Obeidallah|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When my lead dog found him, and raised the yell, all the rest broke to him, but none of them entered his house until we got up.
Harriet, you will have to provide the yell now that you have suggested it.The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas|Janet Aldridge
Then his eyes suddenly fell on the flagstaff astern and he let out a yell of delight.The Pirates of Shan|Harold Leland Goodwin
When one blow was harder than another a yell in proportion followed its infliction.Sport in Abyssinia|Dermot Mayo
"They yell like so many devils," said John Kilburn; but he was not in the least disturbed by the howling.
Word Origin for yell
Old English gellan (Mercian), giellan (West Saxon), class III strong verb (past tense geal, past participle gollen), from Proto-Germanic *gelnanan (cf. Old Norse gjalla "to resound," Middle Dutch ghellen, Dutch gillen, Old High German gellan, German gellen "to yell"), extended form of root of Old English galan "to sing" (source of the -gale in nightingale); from PIE *ghel- "to cry out, shout, sing." Related: Yelled; yelling.
late 14c., originally in Scottish, from yell (v.).