1. [ verb ] utter a sudden loud cry
Synonyms: call scream shout cry holler squall shout_out hollo

"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

Related terms: utter squawk squeak howl shriek whoop hurrah halloo hollo exclaim call_out exclaim call cry cry scream bellow yelling screamer
2. [ noun ] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
Synonyms: cry shout call outcry vociferation

"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Related terms: utterance war_cry scream bellow yelling catcall clamor hoot whoop halloo boo yodel noise blue_murder hosanna shout exclaim outshout
3. [ verb ] utter or declare in a very loud voice
Synonyms: scream

"You don't have to yell--I can hear you just fine"

Related terms: shout roarer screamer
4. [ noun ] a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
Synonyms: cry

"a cry of rage" "a yell of pain"

Related terms: utterance complaint shout
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26911
Similar spelling:   Yelle