yodeller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yodeller a singer who changes register rapidly (popular is Swiss folk songs)
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Usage

In literature:

The playful yodeling of many voices in chorus was heard at the close of each song.
"Old Indian Days" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
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
The duet ended with a comic yodel which Prulliere delivered very amusingly with the yell of an angry tomcat.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
There he paused and yodelled for a time.
"Penrod and Sam" by Booth Tarkington
It is a soft liquid yodeling, which the male bird uses to call the scattered flock together.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
His junior clerks whistle continuously, his liftmen yodel, his typists sing.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 1, 1920" by Various
And who would have the heart to put the ban on a yodel that begins in our kitchenette at 7 A.M., even on cloudy mornin's?
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Every morning you will hear his cry, a sort of yodel, or bird-call, peculiar to him, with which he bursts forth upon the world.
"By The Sea" by Heman White Chaplin
Back of them the rest of the party shouted and tootled and yodeled as cheerfully as ever.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
Suddenly the mountaineers loosed their hold upon him, and waving their caps began to yodel in a transport of joy.
"Tartarin On The Alps" by Alphonse Daudet
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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:

Jewel is a big yodeler.
Ian Thomas performing "Blue Yodel #15" at WDVX.
Not Much to Yodel About.
A young woman with a love of country music and a penchant for yodeling is looking to make her name in the music business.
Country Yodeler Kicks Off The Voice.
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.
About 10,000 yodelers, flag throwers and alpine horn players are taking part in the four-day festival, which is held every three years.
She's not your average baton twirling beauty queen: Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady was the highlight of this year's Miss America pageant, thanks in no small part to her talent as a ventriloquist- yodeler .
A Japanese Yodeler and a Cappella Showtunes.
INTERVIEWS Hear Ke$ha's 'Warrior': Iggy Pop, the Strokes, and Ghost Sex (Plus Yodeling ).
A yodeling contest and judging of Swiss Costumes in several categories were held Saturday at the 60th Ohio Swiss Festival.
In fact, one group of singing cowboys, Riders in the Sky, yodel a lot, and they even have a song about the source of the Western yodel .
"Oh, there's a river that winds on forever/I'm gonna see where it leads," begins Lord Huron's debut LP, campfire strumming and robust vocal harmonies ghosted by tuneful howls somewhere between cowboy yodels and coyote bays.
Deciphering a loon 's yodel.
Researchers who analyzed the yodels of 58 banded male Common Loons on lakes in north-central Wisconsin have determined that the vocalizations are more than a treasured soundtrack of the North Woods.
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