yodeling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yodeling singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
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Usage

In literature:

He yodelled loud, long, and frequently, finally securing a faint response from the upper air.
"Penrod" by Booth Tarkington
And then some of them sang some Alpine songs and yodelled till the hills echoed.
"A Young Girl's Diary" by An Anonymous Young Girl
There he paused and yodelled for a time.
"Penrod and Sam" by Booth Tarkington
Merle sang and yodelled as they went; then Peer sang, and then they all three sang together.
"The Great Hunger" by Johan Bojer
This simple routine was broken only by irruptions of people in motors or motor boats from Penny-gw-rydd or Yodel-Dudel Chalet.
"Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" by Stephen Leacock
Somewhere about nine or half-past it may be worth while to yodel.
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
At times the silence is broken by a loud, metallic, bell-like cry, very like the yodel you hear in the Alps.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
I wouldnt have been surprised if hed started to yodel.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
I suppose you yodel, of course?
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Johnny cupped his hands and yodeled.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
The horn echoed sadly among them, and the shepherd yodelled sweetly in the valleys.
"Stories from Hans Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
His voice broke badly in the yodel and he was jeered by a rude audience.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
If she is, she'll wake up lively when she hears my yodel.
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
But he did not yodel in the yard or whistle under the window.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
His voice is a rich baritone, and he yodels like the Tyrolese.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Intrigued by the sound she tried an experimental yodel.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
The coach rolled with loud yodeling to the Porter door, where there was much laughing and bantering as the guests settled into their places.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson
Immediately there was an answer to the yodel.
"The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson" by Laura Dent Crane
Finally, acting on a sudden impulse, I stood up in our carriage and yodeled for him, ending with a long trill.
"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
The boys whooped out a yodel as soon as they came in sight, and waved their hats.
"The Motor Girls in the Mountains" by Margaret Penrose
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In poetry:

The Tyrolean's hat is smart,
He yodels and is light of heart;
His yodelling is very sweet;
His stockings haven't any feet.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
No person that I ever knew
Could "yodel" half as well as COO,
And Highlanders exclaimed, "Eh, weel!"
When COO began to dance a reel.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And I think of my Neta my sweet Senorita
And as I ride along
Neath the bright stars above
My heart turns to love,
I yodel for her this sweet song
"The Saddle Tramp" by Curley Fletcher
They call me "The Scum," the saddle tramp bum
And ever since that old day
When I quit the strife of the cowpunchin' life
To travel and yodel and play
"The Saddle Tramp" by Curley Fletcher
Just a plain saddle tramp from the ranch to the camp
Just drifting near and far
A horseback I'm a bum as I yodel and strum
My old six-string Spanish guitar.
"The Saddle Tramp" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

1 Haley began his career as a country yodeler before c.
E ven in our modern age, there's still a place for the yodeling cowboy.
Patsy Montana If I Could Only Learn to Yodel 0:00:00 ().
Carrie is a vegetarian and made this known when she wore a T-shirt written "V is for Vegetarian" on an episode of "American Idol" AND she can play guitar, piano, and yodel .
Yodel Automates Sort Centers with C3 Solutions.
VIENNA — In one part of Austria, the hills are again alive with a particular sound of music — yodeling .
The website Yodel Course (www.yodelcourse.org) has a section it calls "yodelops," which is short for opportunities to yodel .
Yodeler Ito Keiko, from Tokyo, sings on stage of the Evangelic Methodist church during the 26th national yodeling festival in Aarau, Switzerland, on Saturday, June 18, 2005.
Organizers say it's push-button easy: at rest stops along the way, hikers press a knob and hear a recorded yodel in two-part harmony.
There are designated spots on the path to yodel .
Yodeling in Alpine Country.
Love stories, politics, yodeling , and more: Frameline 34 short takes.
Enjoy the unique art of cat yodeling .
Adopt a yodeling cat from Petfinder.com.
It looks like Yahoo investors won't have any reason to yodel following the company's slightly disappointing second-quarter results and forecast for the third quarter issued Tuesday.
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