Definitions of yell
  1. noun
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    synonyms: call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation
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    bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl
    a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    blue murder
    an extravagantly loud outcry
    a cry expressing disapproval
    clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    loud and persistent outcry from many people
    a shout to attract attention
    a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
    a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
    a loud outcry of protest or complaint
    scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
    sharp piercing cry
    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
    battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, war whoop
    a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    shouting, yelling
    uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
    Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    type of:
    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  2. noun
    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    “a yell of pain”
    synonyms: cry
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    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
    a loud complaint or protest or reproach
    lament, lamentation, plaint, wail
    a cry of sorrow and grief
    type of:
    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  3. verb
    utter a sudden loud cry
    “I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me”
    synonyms: call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall
    utter in a loud voice or announce
    call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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    cry hollo
    shout `hurrah!'
    shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
    shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
    utter a shrill cry
    howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
    emit long loud cries
    screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
    utter a harsh abrupt scream
    caterwaul, yowl
    utter shrieks, as of cats
    squall, waul, wawl
    make high-pitched, whiney noises
    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  4. verb
    utter or declare in a very loud voice
    “You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine”
    synonyms: scream
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    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
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