yell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “yell” in the English Dictionary

"yell" in British English

See all translations

yellverb [I or T]

uk   /jel/  us   /jel/
B2 to shout something or make a loud noise, usually when you are angry, in pain, or excited: Our neighbours were yelling (obscenities) at each other this morning. The child yelled out in pain. [+ speech] "Just get out of here!" she yelled.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • Jeez, don't yell at me - I'm just telling you what she said!
  • We crept up behind her and yelled "Boo!"
  • She yelled at the children to sit down.
  • We could hear the neighbours yelling at each other.
  • Don't yell at me, I heard you the first time!
yell
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
B2 Suddenly there was a loud yell from the bathroom.
(Definition of yell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yell" in American English

See all translations

yellverb [I/T]

 us   /jel/
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]  us   /jel/
We all let out a yell of satisfaction.
(Definition of yell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of yell?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“yell” in British English

“yell” in American English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More