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English noun: yell

1. yell (communication) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition


SamplesThe speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience.


Synonymscall, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)battle cry, bellow, bellowing, bird, blue murder, boo, Bronx cheer, catcall, clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, halloo, hiss, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, hoot, hoot, hosanna, hue and cry, noise, rallying cry, raspberry, razz, razzing, roar, roaring, scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shouting, shriek, shrieking, snort, war cry, war whoop, whoop, yelling, yodel, yowl

2. yell (communication) a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)


SamplesA cry of rage.
A yell of pain.


Synonymscry


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


Narrower (hyponym)complaint


English verb: yell

1. yell (communication) utter a sudden loud cry


SamplesShe cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle.
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me.


Synonymscall, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)halloo, hollo, howl, hurrah, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, wail, whoop, yaup, yawl


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

2. yell (communication) utter or declare in a very loud voice


SamplesYou don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine.


ExamplesSam and Sue yell


Synonymsscream


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)shout









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