yelp

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
yelp /yɛlp/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [no object] to give a sharp, high-pitched cry:All the dogs were yelping.
  2. to call or cry out sharply: [no object]He yelped in pain.[used with quotations]"Ouch!'' he yelped.

n. [countable]
  • a quick, sharp bark or cry.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    yelp (yelp), 
    v.i. 
    1. to give a quick, sharp, shrill cry, as a dog or fox.
    2. to call or cry out sharply:The boy yelped in pain when the horse stepped on his foot.

    v.t. 
  • to utter or express by or as if by yelping.

  • n. 
  • a quick, sharp bark or cry.
  • Etymology:bef. 900;
    (verb, verbal) Middle English yelpen, Old English gielpan to boast;
    cognate with Low German galpen to croak;
    (noun, nominal) Middle English: boasting, Old English gielp, derivative of the verb, verbal
    yelper, n. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    yelp /jɛlp/ vb (intransitive)
    1. (esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
    n
    1. a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
    Etymology: Old English gielpan to boast; related to Low German galpen to croak, Danish gylpe to croak

    ˈyelper n



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