to give a quick, sharp, shrill cry, as a dog or fox.
to call or cry out sharply: The boy yelped in pain when the horse stepped on his foot.
to utter or express by or as if by yelping.
a quick, sharp bark or cry.
- yelper, noun
- outyelp, verb (used with object)
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How to use yelp in a sentence
But damn, the music is catchy—a neo-soul aural assault of horns, electro swirls, yelps, funky basslines, and harmonized vocals.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More | Marlow Stern | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus the yelps emanating from Moscow in the last two days have been both comforting and worrisome.CIA Director’s Trip to Kiev Was a Warning to Putin | Leslie H. Gelb | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As she spoke, small yelps filled the room: It was Jackson, bawling— howling—into his linen napkin.
Just at this moment a rabbit scurried across the road, and the dogs, with yelps of delight, took after it.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
A dancer went down, coughing and clawing at his throat, while yelps of surprise and pain told me others had been wounded.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
Little Sweeny, finding that his mule was being crowded by an Apache's horse, uttered some indignant yelps.Overland | John William De Forest
Suddenly three or four quick, sharp yelps brought my gun to the "ready," and the hammers clicked as a burst of music followed.
I muttered, dragging the dog to the shore, where his yelps brought the professor hurrying.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for yelp
(esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
- yelper, noun
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