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yell

 
 
pronunciation:
yel
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: yells, yelling, yelled
definition: to scream out loudly, as in pain, anger, fright, surprise, or enthusiasm.
He yelled when he bumped his head on the cabinet.The coach yelled at the player for incurring a penalty.The patient was having a heart attack and the nurse yelled for a doctor.The fans stood up and yelled when the team scored.
 
synonyms:
cry, shout
antonyms:
whisper
similar words:
bawl, bellow, call, cheer, clamor, holler, hoot, howl, hurrah, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, whoop, yelp, yowl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter loudly; scream; shout.
He yelled "I love you" as she drove off in her car.She yelled his name, but he couldn't hear her.
synonyms:
cry, roar, scream, shout
similar words:
bawl, bellow, call, clamor, holler, hoot, howl, screech, shriek, whoop, yelp
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud cry or shout; scream.
He heard my yell and came running in to help.
synonyms:
cry, outcry, scream, shout
similar words:
bawl, bellow, holler, hoot, howl, roar, screech, shriek, squall, whoop, yelp, yowl
definition 2: a rhythmic cheer shouted or chanted by a group, esp. by students in schools or colleges to encourage athletic teams.
The students shouted one of their traditional yells as their team came onto the field.
synonyms:
cheer
similar words:
hurrah, whoop
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derivation: yeller (n.)
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