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
Det. 2: (slamming his hand on the table and yelling) You hung her!How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They constantly break the fourth wall, yelling and complaining to the cameramen.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious | Marlow Stern | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The cops are yelling and I sense not just anger in their eyes but also their fear.
The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe!‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When not screaming or yelling hysterically, Samuel is brandishing makeshift weapons and pushing his cousins off a tree house.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year | Samuel Fragoso | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was depressing to think of going to bed in such circumstances with the yelling of an Arctic storm for a lullaby.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
My dear child, don't you know who the Charles Maxwell is whose name those boys are yelling?The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Hundreds of men would pursue him from tree to tree, yelling and throwing stones till he vanished out of sight.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Riding into the valley the troop, whooping and yelling like mad men, suddenly dashed upon the unsuspecting recruits.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Down the train rode the guerrillas, shooting the teamsters and mules, and yelling like devils.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
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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