yelp

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English ġielp.

Noun[edit]

yelp (plural yelps)

  1. An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
    The puppy let out a yelp when I stepped on her tail.
  2. A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail siren-sound.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old English ġielpan.

Verb[edit]

yelp (third-person singular simple present yelps, present participle yelping, simple past and past participle yelped)

  1. To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.
    The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.
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