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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
yelp /yɛlp/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to give a sharp, high-pitched cry[no object]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]
  1. a quick, sharp bark or cry.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
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. 
  1. to utter or express by or as if by yelping.

n. 
  1. 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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