yelp
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Old English; from a Germanic imitative base. From the late Middle English, "cry or sing with a loud voice;" the current sense arose in the 16th century.
Synonyms
verb
hootbarkhowlscreechyap
Antonyms
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Definition
verbto give a quick, sharp, shill cry, as a dog or fox
Examples
verbA) She cringed when she heard her cat yelp after she accidentally stepped on his paw. B) He tried his best not to yelp in pain while the doctor treated his broken bone.
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