EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ȝelp, yelp, from Old English ġielp (boasting, arrogance, pride), from Proto-Germanic *gelpą (boasting), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shout).

NounEdit

yelp (plural yelps)

  1. An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
    The puppy let out a yelp when I stepped on her tail.
  2. A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ȝelpen, yelpen, from Old English ġielpan (to boast), from Proto-Germanic *gelpaną. Compare Saterland Frisian jalpe (to bleep; cheep).

VerbEdit

yelp (third-person singular simple present yelps, present participle yelping, simple past and past participle yelped)

  1. To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.
    The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.
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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

yelp

  1. Alternative form of ȝelp