The Collaborative Dictionary
Yell \Yell\ (y[e^]l), v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Yelled
p. pr. & vb. n. Yelling
.] [OE. yellen,
[yogh]ellen, AS. giellan, gillan, gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG.
gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. g[aum]lla to ring, resound,
and to AS., OS., & OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gala. Cf. 1st
, and Nightingale
.] To cry out, or
shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or
horror. [1913 Webster] They yelleden as feendes doon in helle.
--Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Nor the night raven, that still deadly
yells. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Infernal ghosts and hellish furies
round Environed thee; some howled, some yelled. --Milton. [1913
yelled adj : in a vehement outcry; "his shouted
words of encouragement could be heard over the crowd noises" [syn: