- 1A loud, sharp cry, especially of pain, surprise, or delight; a shout.More example sentences
- In his mind, he can hear the screams and yells of men as pain and suffering gripped them.
- The man let out a short, sharp yell of pain and dropped his arm to cover his wound.
- She put her arms agaist the wall and put her head down and let out a loud, long yell of frustation and fear.
- 1.1North American An organized cheer, especially one used to support a sports team.More example sentences
- The sounds of their feet stomping forward and their assorted yells echoed in the gym.
- The head official finished as yells and cheers erupted from the people in the high boxes on the wall.
- At least three poker games were in session with yells of victory or groans of loss that shook the walls.
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- Give a loud, sharp cry: you heard me yelling at her [with direct speech]: “Happy New Year!” Ashley yelledMore example sentences
- Mr Singh chased the man out the door and yelled at him as he ran off then got in a car.
- We were then greeted by a loud thud against the door and a very loud voice yelling at us.
- At one point Marie yelled at me to shut up because she wanted them to all come back next week.
Old English g(i)ellan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gillen and German gellen.