verb (yodels, yodelling, yodelled; US yodels, yodeling, yodeled)[no object]
- Practise a form of singing or calling marked by rapid alternation between the normal voice and falsetto: they had learned how to drop into the lake, yodelling like Tarzan (as noun yodelling) Swiss floor shows with alpine horn-blowing and yodelling (as adjective yodelling) a yodelling songMore example sentences
- For her encore, after performing about six songs, she yodeled for a minute and left.
- There's even a hidden track of some girl yodelling.
- No Eurovision would be complete without yodelling.
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- A song, melody, or call delivered by yodelling: he heard a yodel from belowMore example sentences
- I can't hear her curdling yodel.
- With his fingerpicking and his yodel, Sexton takes us to his roots, to the buried sound of another place.
- It's a good combination, he says - not many bands can scream their guts out and then yodel.
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- She is a splendid whistler, yodeller and vocal banjo.
- The high plains yodeler helped the company warble the world mass yodelling record into submission.
- Revel in the fact that she is a damn fine yodeler.
early 19th century: from German jodeln.
More definitions of yodelDefinition of yodel in:
- The US English dictionary