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.

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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