Definition of yell verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yell

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//jel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jel//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yell
BrE BrE//jel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jel//
 
he / she / it yells
BrE BrE//jelz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelz//
 
past simple yelled
BrE BrE//jeld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jeld//
 
past participle yelled
BrE BrE//jeld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jeld//
 
-ing form yelling
BrE BrE//ˈjelɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjelɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, frightened or in pain yell (at somebody/something) He yelled at the other driver. yell at somebody to do something She yelled at the child to get down from the wall. yell with something They yelled with excitement. yell out (in something) She yelled out in pain. + speech ‘Be careful!’ he yelled. yell something (at somebody/something) The crowd yelled encouragement at the players. yell out something He yelled out her name. Synonymsshoutyell cry scream cheer bellow raise your voiceThese words all mean to say something in a very loud voice.shout to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly and often angrily to somebody:Stop shouting and listen! ‘Run!’ he shouted.yell to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, frightened or in pain:She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall.cry (rather formal or literary) to shout loudly:She ran over to the window and cried for help.scream to shout something in a loud high voice because you are afraid, angry or excited:He screamed at me to stop.cheer (especially of a crowd of people) to shout loudly to show support or praise for somebody, or to give them encouragement:We all cheered as the team came onto the field.bellow to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry:‘Quiet!’ the teacher bellowed.raise your voice to speak loudly to somebody, especially because you are angry:She never once raised her voice to us.Patterns to shout/​yell/​cry/​raise your voice to somebody to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream/​bellow in pain/​anguish/​rage, etc. to shout/​cry out/​scream for joy/​excitement/​delight, etc. to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream with excitement/​triumph, etc. to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to do something to shout/​yell/​scream abuse to shout/​yell/​cry/​scream for help Word Origin Old English g(i)ellan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gillen and German gellen.Extra examples He yelled at me furiously. He yelled for help. She yelled back at me to mind my own business. She yelled in pain as she touched the hot iron. The children were yelling with delight. yelling for help ‘How close are they?’ I shouted. ‘I don’t know,’ she yelled back. ‘Watch out!’ he yelled. I had to yell at the top of my lungs. I had to yell at the top of my voice to make myself heard. She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall. Stop yelling at me! The crowd yelled encouragement to the team. The man was yelling furiously at the other driver.
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