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yell

[yel] /yɛl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry out or speak with a strong, loud, clear sound; shout:
He always yells when he is angry.
2.
to scream with pain, fright, etc.
verb (used with object)
3.
to utter or tell by yelling:
to yell an order to the troops.
noun
4.
a cry uttered by yelling.
5.
a cheer or shout of fixed words or syllables, as one adopted by a school or college to encourage a team.
Origin
1000
before 1000; (v.) Middle English yellen, Old English gellan, giellan; cognate with German gellen to resound, Dutch gillen; akin to Old English galan to sing (see nightingale); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.
Related forms
outyell, verb (used with object)
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yell

/jɛl/
verb
1.
to shout, scream, cheer, or utter in a loud or piercing way
noun
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
Derived Forms
yeller, noun
Word Origin
Old English giellan; related to Old Saxon gellon, Old High German gellan, Old Norse gjalla; see nightingale
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Word Origin and History for out-yell
yell
O.E. gellan (Mercian), giellan (W.Saxon), class III strong verb (past tense geal, pp. gollen), from P.Gmc. *gelnanan (cf. O.N. gjalla "to resound," M.Du. ghellen, Du. gillen, O.H.G. gellan, Ger. gellen "to yell"), extended form of root of O.E. galan "to sing" (source of the -gale in nightingale); from PIE *ghel- "to cry out, shout, sing." The noun is late 14c., originally in Scottish, from the verb.
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