Yell is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of yell, followed by 32 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - utter a sudden loud cry
EXAMPLES - Yell in a Sentence
- Confederate yell, which is a soul-harrowing sound to hear. (source)
- Actually, I think it's kinda ironic that you "yell" in your posts. (source)
- He must speak to Ampleforth, and risk the yell from the telescreen. (source)
- _ As the car stopped I heard a yell which is only too familiar to me. (source)
- And I did not "yell" or raise my voice a single time during the exchange. (source)
- "I teach them to yell, which is the opposite of screaming," she continues. (source)
- When he said "yell," he knocked her back so far she stumbled down on the floor. (source)
- I had to kind of yell at her and reassure her that I was going to catch the baby. (source)
- Adds new elements to speech, such as yell, purr, blow "raspberries," and smacks lips. (source)
- This way, the next time you feel like you might blow, you can yell the code word instead. (source)
- At one point the weird Confederate "yell" told us plainly that Ewell's men were advancing. (source)
- OK, well, maybe not "yell" as much as it's a polite reminder that you overindulged somewhere. (source)
- Added to all this is the indescribable Confederate yell, which is a soul-harrowing sound to hear. (source)
- All you can yell is Hitler, Hitler, Hitler with a smattering of anti white and anti God commentary. (source)
- When I see it was Mrs. Sampson's house, I gave forth a kind of yell, and I was there in two minutes. (source)
- Then was a yell from the Welsh, and past us back they came with a rush that told of hate for Gymbert. (source)
- I go back down to the bedroom and Lolly and I kind of yell "Why didn't you tell me it was a god damn rat?" (source)
- They talked desultorily for some minutes, then, without apparent reason, a yell from the telescreen bade them be silent. (source)
- And in the word "yell" I mean strap you down and lock you up and cram so many drugs into you, you dont know which way is up. (source)
- She seriously sat there, let him 'yell' at me, watched me 'cry' because she couldn't fess up to having been the one to eat it! (source)
- I was living in Paris at the time, and I well recall the yell of disapprobation with which the volume was received by the reviewers. (source)
- So occupied were we with our paddling, our eyes fixed upon the other bank, that we knew nothing until aroused by a yell from the shore. (source)
- A fiend-like yell from the slain Heselrigge, told him his work was done; and drawing out the sword he took the streaming blade in his hand. (source)
- Ok Dane and the Congressman was wiping off the "yell" from his face .. and Hitler was only trying to give the Jews a different form of air conditioning. (source)
- Now and then a shot, apparently as a taunt, was fired from either shore, and two or three times he heard the long, whining yell which is the most ominous of human cries. (source)
- I mean, for this to happen in front of witnesses, for him to kind of yell out, you know, Shoot him, she ` s there, other people see her -- they ` re not going to get away. (source)
- This was the "yell," and had never failed to call Guy forth to join them unless he had some chore on hand and his "Paw" was too near to prevent his renegading to the Indians. (source)
- But more importantly for Paige and every other spaceman, the yell was the only protest he could form - against that murderous nine seconds of pressure; - it makes you feel better. (source)
- The yell was the customary lamentation at the loss of a warrior, the shout a sign of rejoicing that the conqueror had not been able to secure the scalp; the trophy, without which a victory is never considered complete. (source)
- They will stay in that area and start alerting, barking, and they're letting us know that there's a live human trapped there, because typically sometimes, even if we yell which is, L.A. County Fire Department can you hear us? (source)
- And some fans, some members of her team were wonderfully supportive of her, knew what she was doing was hard and that it took a lot of courage, but there were others that certainly looked at her as a sort of novelty act and would yell from the stands, why dont you go home and fix your husband some biscuits? (source)
- The corridors, class-rooms, and study hall of Saint Andrew's stretched in dim, silent vistas; over the tennis court and the playground there brooded a dead calm; the field, scene of so many strenuous struggles, lay bare and still in the summer sunlight; the quadrangle, that so lately had rung to parting cheer and "yell," might have been a cloister for midnight ghosts to walk. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 32 example sentences provided below is 75.0, which suggests that "yell" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 26 synonyms for yell.
bawl, bellow, call, cheer, complain, cry, holler, hoot, howl, lament, roar, scream, screech, shout, shriek, shrill, squawk, squeal, ululate, vociferate, wail, weep, whoop, yap, yelp, yip
We have 1 antonym for yell.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of yell from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To cry out loudly, as in pain, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.
- (verb-transitive) To utter or express with a loud cry. See Synonyms at shout.
- (noun) A loud cry; a shout.
- (noun) A rhythmic cheer uttered or chanted in unison.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.
- (verb) To convey by shouting.
- (noun) A shout.
- (adjective) dry (of cow)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.
- (verb-transitive) To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.
- (noun) A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To cry out with a sharp, loud noise; shriek; cry or scream as with agony, horror, or ferocity.
- (None) To utter with a yell.
- (noun) A sharp, loud outcry; a scream or cry suggestive of horror, distress, agony, or ferocity.
- (noun) Specifically
- (noun) A call or cry peculiar to a special body of persons: as, a class yell; the yell of Columbia, 91.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) utter a sudden loud cry
- (noun) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
- (verb) utter or declare in a very loud voice
- (noun) a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)