- (esp of a dog) to utter a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark, often indicating pain
- a sharp or high-pitched cry or bark
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
yelp /yɛlp/USA pronunciation v. [no object] to give a sharp, high-pitched cry:All the dogs were yelping. 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.
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yelp /jɛlp/ vb (intransitive)
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