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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She could just about hear the pilot yelling for silence.
▪ I could hear them yelling above all the noise.
▪ Conference officials chuckled when they heard Mr Milosevic yelling at Mr Karadzic behind closed doors.
▪ James accelerated when he heard them yell.
▪ Aunt Edie heard yelling, joyous sounds from Betsy and Patsy as their dad entered the fray.
▪ He always could hear them screaming and yelling but it seemed to be happening on another planet far away.
▪ I heard Nguyen yelling, and looked up.
▪ The chapel at Lady Mead was full of flowers, and how you screamed and yelled.
▪ The previous actress who played Topsy had been far more emotive, screaming, yelling, throwing herself to the ground.
▪ She leapt to her feet, she screamed, she yelled.
▪ He always could hear them screaming and yelling but it seemed to be happening on another planet far away.
▪ The screaming and yelling and dancing made Cristalena and Miguel want to leave really fast.
▪ The people screamed and yelled and 58.
▪ And they were real soccer fans who were really into the game, standing and yelling.
▪ Instead of standing and yelling, move to another spot.
▪ Once Nadine had started yelling, she didn't seem able to stop.
▪ He rolled down his window and started yelling at them about where he could take them.
▪ After all, I was the one who started yelling so they had to stop the car.
▪ Sure enough, as soon as I woke her up, Jean started yelling.
scream/yell bloody murder
▪ People were screaming bloody murder about the ridiculous prices.
▪ We were both in a position to scream bloody murder.
▪ "Don't touch me," she yelled.
▪ He opened the door and yelled out "Anybody home?''
▪ The children were yelling at each other across the street.
▪ The music blaring in the bar was forcing us both to yell to be heard.
▪ Tim counted to three, then yelled "Go!"
▪ In the first half I yelled at him to get the ball wide.
▪ Kids were pushing past me down the corridor, all shouting and yelling to each other, and Kevin was carried along with them.
▪ McBride spluttered, yelled, got red in the face.
▪ Much to my amazement the tutors don't yell.
▪ Some one was yelling at a horse, asking it to move off his foot.
▪ They always yell at each other.
▪ They were growling and yelling behind me, psyched for battle.
▪ They were out of sight of the guv'nor, so she yelled at Billy Liar and cracked him one behind the saddle.
▪ The next moment Mrs Taxos gave a mighty yell and slapped the donkey's rump and they went into motion.
▪ Clarisa gave me a yell from the house.
▪ They gave a huge yell as I took off.
▪ Christine gave a yell of surprise as a spray of blood erupted from Yukio's eyes, ears and mouth.
▪ Suddenly, he gave a yell, raced furiously ahead and leapt up at an overhanging bough.
▪ Zach gave out a yell, threw the bedroom door open and almost flung himself down the stairs.
▪ He started to give muffled yells for mercy.
▪ There's a scuffle taking place on the adjacent platform: you hear the yells and the fists.
▪ We had heard yells and wailing as a car roared away.
▪ Behind her she heard a yell, and urged the boatman on, over the dark, sinister lagoon.
▪ Stop, I heard the minister yell.
▪ You could hear its yell above the weather.
▪ Kathleen heard the yell from her office, and shook her head.
▪ I could just barely hear her yells and shouts, a thin wailing carried on the wind.
▪ Isabel heard a yell from behind and above them, swiftly running feet, and then a sinister rush of air.
▪ He let out a yell and kicked his legs up crossly.
▪ The Trunchbull let out a yell and leapt off her chair as though a firecracker had gone off underneath her.
▪ Freddy let out a yell, but who was going to come and help?
▪ I pressed it gently, and the boy let out a yell.
▪ A great yell went up from the crowd. Liverpool had scored.
▪ Christine gave a yell of alarm as blood spurted from the wound.
▪ Steve could no longer prevent a yell of frustration.
▪ A yell of surprise was wrenched out of her.
▪ Behind her she heard a yell, and urged the boatman on, over the dark, sinister lagoon.
▪ He had a desire to yell at her, Why?
▪ With a triumphant yell, she hurled the harpoon.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Yell \Yell\, n. A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.

Their hideous yells Rend the dark welkin.
--J. Philips.


Yell \Yell\ (y[e^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Yelling.] [OE. yellen, [yogh]ellen, AS. giellan, gillan, gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. g["a]lla to ring, resound, and to AS., OS., & OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gal

  1. Cf. 1st Gale, and Nightingale.] To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.

    They yelleden as feendes doon in helle.

    Nor the night raven, that still deadly yells.

    Infernal ghosts and hellish furies round Environed thee; some howled, some yelled.


Yell \Yell\, v. t. To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English giellan (West Saxon), gellan (Mercian) "to yell, sound, shout," class III strong verb (past tense geal, past participle gollen), from Proto-Germanic *gel- (cognates: 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- (1) "to call, cry out, shout, sing" (cognates: Greek kikhle "thrush," khelidon "the swallow"). Intransitive sense from early 13c. Related: Yelled; yelling.


late 14c., originally in Scottish, from yell (v.).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A shout. 2 A phrase to be shouted. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice. 2 (context transitive English) to convey by shouting Etymology 2

  1. (context Ulster English) dry (qualifier: of cow)

  1. v. utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me" [syn: shout, shout out, cry, call, scream, holler, hollo, squall]

  2. utter or declare in a very loud voice; "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine" [syn: scream]

  1. n. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience" [syn: cry, outcry, call, shout, vociferation]

  2. a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: cry]

Yell -- U.S. County in Arkansas
Population (2000): 21139
Housing Units (2000): 9157
Land area (2000): 927.891360 sq. miles (2403.227487 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 20.951280 sq. miles (54.263565 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 948.842640 sq. miles (2457.491052 sq. km)
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.038510 N, 93.362084 W
Yell, AR
Yell County
Yell County, AR

Yell may refer to:

  • Vociferation or yell, a loud vocalization
  • Yell, Shetland, one of the North Isles of the Shetland archipelago, Scotland
  • Yell County, Arkansas, a county in Arkansas
  • Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa
  • Yell Sound, Shetland, Scotland
  • Yell Group, a British company
  • Yell!, a British pop duo (1989–1991)
  • Yell, the first Solouk Duo album (2013)

Usage examples of "yell".

The Abies girl was lying there dead and stinking and his face got tight, then he made a little fist as though he was going to yell.

Hispanic field workers have gathered in front of the admin building and are yelling something about better housing and recreation facilities.

Dasslerond yelled at him, and she seemed even more fierce than usual, for her golden hair was all aflutter from the tingling of his electrical burst.

The herd paused for an instant at the edge of the slope, but Akela gave tongue in the full hunting yell, and they pitched over one after the other just as steamers shoot rapids, the sand and stones spurting up round them.

Something must be done, yet how few housekeepers, when called upon to sweep up a few bushels of feathers which have run amuck, have the faintest notion of what to do beyond yelling for the police?

Stop yelling or I shall order the anesthetic to be released from the vents in your saddle and we shall have no further trouble from you.

The Archdeacon, practised on his feet in many fencing bouts, flew out of the door and down the drive, and Gregory and the Colonel both lost breath--the first yelling for Ludding, the second shouting after the priest.

Suddenly the blood-curdling war-whoop arose from all sides at once, a rattling volley of rifle-shots pattered against the palisades, and a swarm of yelling, naked figures leaped from the surrounding obscurity.

It was Blinar trying to yell orders to the others-but to no aval Suddenly, the alarms stopped.

Ned yelled as he tugged the pin from his last black banger, lifted the hatch, dropped it down and shut the hatch again.

There was a second call for Pewamo as Villiers, in search of Torve, came upon Admiral Beagle jumping up and down and yelling about barbarism, and Torve blandly nodding in time to his jumps.

Room, Beery was standing at a telephone, jiggling the hook up and down savagely, yelling at the operator to trace the call.

The boy let the bolas fly, yelling with adrenalin intoxication, and it caught the sayce on its forelegs, stones twisting in ever-shorter arcs with incredible speed.

It was a most fortunate move, for next second the dignified crowd of Kukuanas uttered a simultaneous yell of horror, and bolted back some yards.

When it was safely out of range, some of the robbers yelled back threats and insults, which Borel could not understand at the distance.