Definition Of yelp


a short sharp cry, especially of pain or alarm.

she uttered a yelp as she bumped into a table

utter a short sharp cry of pain or alarm.

my dogs were yelping at Linus

Example Of yelp

  • A short yelp in pain was all Ocsillatornis could utter.

  • ‘It's funny,’ says Kenny Bridges, one of the band's two guitarists and lead yelpers , ‘it was going on for a really, really long time, but we didn't talk about it ‘cause we were paranoid about jinxing things.’

  • Bianca's eyes swelled and suddenly her neck thrashed backwards and she yelped out loud.

  • Blues yelper Lee Fields outdoes Chris Jones with what is probably this New York label's most danceable record.’

  • Chris instantly let go, his face contorting with pain, a yelp flying from his lips; a second later he hit the floor as Jake's father shoved him roughly.

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