• Overboard, One Yell in the English Language, One In Eye-talian 193
    Overboard, One Yell in the English Language, One In Eye-talian 193
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yell utter or declare in a very loud voice "You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"
    • v yell 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"
    • n yell a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
    • n yell a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate) "a cry of rage","a yell of pain"
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He Was Yelling for Water 223 He Was Yelling for Water 223

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
    • n Yell A sharp, loud, hideous outcry. "Their hideous yells Rend the dark welkin."
    • v. i Yell yĕl 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 ."
    • v. t Yell To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
    • yell To cry out with a sharp, loud noise; shriek; cry or scream as with agony, horror, or ferocity.
    • yell To utter with a yell.
    • n yell A sharp, loud outcry; a scream or cry suggestive of horror, distress, agony, or ferocity.
    • n yell Specifically.
    • n yell A call or cry peculiar to a special body of persons: as, a class yell; the yell of Columbia, 91.
    • yell Same as yeld.
    • yell Dialectal forms of ale, ale-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Yell yel to howl or cry out with a sharp noise: to scream from pain or terror
    • v.t Yell to utter with a yell
    • n Yell a sharp outcry
    • n Yell a yell
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  • Jack Handey
    Jack Handey
    “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.”
  • Cynthia Ozick
    Cynthia Ozick
    “In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.”


Yell bloody murder - (USA) If someone yells bloody murder, they protest angrily and loudly, or scream in fear.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yellen, ȝellen, AS. giellan, gillan, gyllan,; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. gälla, to ring, resound, and to AS., OS., & OHG. galan, to sing, Icel. gala,. Cf. 1st Gale, and Nightingale


In literature:

We stood up and yelled until our teeth ached.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
A yell of pain was the answer to the shots, and the man turned around.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The natives darted forward with yells of triumph, but with a final effort the brute clambered up and nearly caught them.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Occasionally I could hear bullets 'zipping' along by me, and the rebels were yelling for all that was out.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
Once Pierre Porteret dropped his paddle with a yell which was tossed about by echoing islands.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Find out for Mrs. Miller if cowboys do shoot at sight, and yell always without just and due provocation.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Once or twice the man yelled, it seemed to him with lessened confidence.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Blumpo was so scared by the accident that he uttered a short yell.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
With a yell the rider swung a corner.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Yells and questions filled the arches of the deep wood.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter

In poetry:

Then they heard a yell of laughter
As they turned away the eye;
And they gazed again where nothing
Met their sight but cliff and sky;
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
But no, despite the glee
My heart is cold;
I think that it may be
Because I'm old;
I'm dumb where millions yell . . .
Oh what the hell!
"At The Parade" by Robert W Service
With yellings, howlings, shrieks, and cries,
And other doleful noise,
With trembling hearts and failing eyes,
These are their hellish joys.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
And yells and cries without arise
That the stoutest heart might shock,
And a deafening roaring like a cataract pouring
Over a mountain rock.
"A Ballad, Shewing How An Old Woman Rode Double, And Who Rode Before Her" by Robert Southey
Was a man-eating African swell;
His sigh was a hullaballoo,
His whisper a horrible yell -
A horrible, horrible yell!
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Mid the peaks where the storm is yelling
'Tis lonely and empty and cold;
But 'tis merry where people are dwelling,
In the beautiful dale's green fold.
"The Old Mountain Troll" by Gustaf Froding

In news:

He yelled "You're not going to get her" and leaped onto the gator's back.
In the next-week teaser at the end of the ep, we noticed Angry Dale from Season 4 yelling at finalist Michael Chiarello.
For extra fun, yell "All in".
A 59-year-old woman was yelling for help from a second floor bedroom window when city firefighters arrived.
One of the other employees who was there yelled for some help.
The smack of a volleyball hitting skin could be heard between teammates' yells for the ball.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who scored a team-high 27 points, (c.) yells.
French neon pop-dance princess Yelle brings a hint of sizzle to the Bay.
View full size AP photo A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement yells at a New York City police officer outside Zuccotti Park, yesterday, in New York.
Jessica tweets that her trainer yells at her to squat like she's in a club.
Yell County murder suspect held on $100,000 bond.
Yelle ce jeu (triobelisk remix) Ce Jeu.
Texas A&M yell leaders: Will it always be a guys-only thing.
Because he's yelling so loud.
"And I just heard the police officers yelling.".

In science:

A girl from the home team is running by. Dan doesn’t remember her name, but his Memex reminds him in time for Dan to yell, “Go Sarah”. Her split times are looking good for the course; she ran the first two miles in less time than she has in the past. He cheers more enthusiastically.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The next generation of theoretical calculations considered refined treatments of the chemistry, photoionization, and recombination (Yelle 2004; Garc´ıa Mu˜noz 2007), as well as the effects of tidal enhancement (Murray-Clay et al. 2009, hereafter MCM).
Magnetically Controlled Outflows from Hot Jupiters
The nonequilibrium abundances of these species can be explained by the presence of vertical mixing in the photosphere (Griffith & Yelle 1999).
Cloud Formation and Dynamics in Cool Dwarf and Hot Exoplanetary Atmospheres