World English Dictionary
yell (jɛl)
1.  to shout, scream, cheer, or utter in a loud or piercing way
2.  a loud piercing inarticulate cry, as of pain, anger, or fear
3.  (US), (Canadian) a rhythmic cry of words or syllables, used in cheering in unison
[Old English giellan; related to Old Saxon gellon, Old High German gellan, Old Norse gjalla; see nightingale]

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