• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Jodel jō′del to sing with the falsetto voice in harmonic progressions
    • Jodel Also n.
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In literature:

So he jodeled and we listened.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In the early morning I hear a sort of call or jodel under my window: and know 'tis the matutinal milkman leaving his can at my gate.
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When it was over, one shout of "Jodel" echoed from each point, and then all was still except for the tinkling of a cow-bell.
"Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
One of them jodeled sweetly, and no watchman showed himself as a disturbing principle.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
He had left Switzerland by that time, having got tired of the jodelling Swiss and their infernally placid mountains.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 29th, 1920" by Various
Familiar as it is to us, it is yet as foreign a music as any Tyrolean jodel or Hungarian czardas.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Didn't you hear him jodel?
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

'Twas a Venerable Person, whom I met one Sunday morning,
All appareled as a prophet of a melancholy sect;
And in a Jeremiad of objurgatory warning
He lifted up his jodel to the following effect:
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce