Definition of yelp in English:

yelp

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Pronunciation: /jɛlp
 
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noun

verb

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Derivatives

yelper

noun
More example sentences
  • True, Britney's got better pipes than these eager yelpers.
  • Most of the ‘yelpers’ had sidekicks who were smaller and backed up the hearty yell with their own high-pitched style, letting the others know they rolled with a pack.
  • The simple fact is, roughly 13-foot tall yelper Angus Andrew is a striking enough physical presence that he could probably just work without any music at all and still be a show and a half unto himself.

Origin

Old English g(i)elpan (verb) 'to boast', from a Germanic imitative base. From late Middle English 'cry or sing with a loud voice' the current sense arose in the 16th century.

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