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yodel

yo·del

yodel

 
pronunciation:
yo dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: yodeled, yodeling, yodels
definition: to sing or call out with frequent, abrupt changes so that the voice fluctuates between the natural chest voice and a falsetto.
She learned to yodel as a child in Switzerland.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a song or refrain with frequent rapid changes between the natural voice and a very high voice, esp. popular among the mountain people of the Alps.
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derivation: yodeler (n.)
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