Yell (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yelled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Yelling.] [OE. yellen, ellen, AS. giellan, gillan, gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. galla to ring, resound, and to AS., OS., & OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gala. Cf. 1st Gale, and Nightingale.]

To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.

They yelleden as feendes doon in helle. Chaucer.

Nor the night raven, that still deadly yells. Spenser.

Infernal ghosts and hellish furies round Environed thee; some howled, some yelled. Milton.

 

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Yell (?), v. t.

To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone.

Shak.

 

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Yell, n.

A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.

Their hideous yells Rend the dark welkin. J. Philips.

 

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