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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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British Dictionary definitions for outyell

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 outyell

yell

v.

Old English gellan (Mercian), giellan (West Saxon), class III strong verb (past tense geal, past participle gollen), from Proto-Germanic *gelnanan (cf. Old Norse gjalla "to resound," Middle Dutch ghellen, Dutch gillen, Old High German gellan, German gellen "to yell"), extended form of root of Old English galan "to sing" (source of the -gale in nightingale); from PIE *ghel- "to cry out, shout, sing." Related: Yelled; yelling.

n.

late 14c., originally in Scottish, from yell (v.).

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