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yell

verb [I/T]  /jel/ us  
to shout words or make a loud noise, often when you want to get someone’s attention or because you are angry, excited, or in pain: "Come back," they yelled. [I] Snyder heard a woman yell for help.
yell
noun [C]  /jel/ us  
We all let out a yell of satisfaction.
(Definition of yell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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