Definición de yelp en Inglés


Pronunciación /yelp/ /jɛlp/

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  • A short, sharp cry, especially of pain or alarm.

    ‘she uttered a yelp as she bumped into a table’
    • ‘She let out a yelp of pain as her shoulder connected with the sharp corner of the wood table.’
    • ‘Matthew let out a yelp of pain and fell to the floor next to the unconscious Leo.’
    • ‘I barely stifled a yelp of pain as she threw her arms around my aching ribs.’
    • ‘Though the pushing and grappling can be quite vigorous, marmots have only to give a sharp yelp to end the bout.’
    • ‘Elisabeth gave out a yelp as the sharp teeth of the snake dove into her skin, unleashing its venomous liquid.’
    • ‘Her yelp was cut short when she landed hard on the ground, grass molding about her form, with the air knocked out of her.’
    • ‘At a loss to get out, he finally shoots himself in the foot during a battle, but his yelps of pain are mistaken by his fellow soldiers as a cry to attack.’
    • ‘Gabriel gave out a yelp of pain as he struggled to get free.’
    • ‘My head cracked against the floor and I let out a yelp of pain.’
    • ‘Using her now free leg to ram her knee into the abdomen of his slightly hunched form, she was delighted to hear his short yelp of pain as he clutched his stomach.’
    • ‘Mortana's knife sliced the pale skin on the back of Zeora's hand, producing a yelp of pain and… a line of oozing blood.’
    • ‘Startled, I released a sharp yelp and quickly took a step back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sarah grabbed Joe's arm and twisted it till he gave a yelp in pain, ‘You stupid moronic idiot!’’
    • ‘I heard myself give a small yelp of surprise and pain.’
    • ‘A short yelp in pain was all Ocsillatornis could utter.’
    • ‘Inside he heard Nicky give a short yelp of surprise.’
    • ‘He let out a yelp of pain and released her wrists, but it must not have hurt him too badly, because he remained standing and chased after Elizabeth when she turned to run.’
    • ‘She made a short yelp which caught Pickle's attention.’
    • ‘Something sharp was jabbed between his shoulder blades, and he sat up with a tiny yelp of pain, dropping his hands back onto his desk and turning his head to glare at Skylar.’
    • ‘Ethiopian wolves are suspicious of people, and if they spot someone in their territory they go on full alert, letting out high-pitched yelps - alarm calls that tell the rest of the pack of the intruder.’
    squeal, squawk, screech, shriek, scream, howl, yowl, wail, yell, cry, call, shout, bawl, yawl, whoop
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verbo intransitivo

[sin objeto]
  • Utter a short sharp cry of pain or alarm.

    ‘my dogs were yelping at Linus’
    • ‘She yelped a little and threw her face back into her hands, and burst out laughing.’
    • ‘Whoever it was yelped in alarm and tried to pull back, but Drake's grip was strong.’
    • ‘Aroua yelped seeing her older brother; Justin turned and looked at her in surprise.’
    • ‘She looked up at him and grinned sheepishly, yelping a little as her nails scraped her own puny wound.’
    • ‘David yelped a girlish squeal and tried to run away, holding his nose which was now gushing with blood.’
    • ‘She yelped a bit from the sudden take off, grabbing desperately at his shirt.’
    • ‘Bianca's eyes swelled and suddenly her neck thrashed backwards and she yelped out loud.’
    • ‘I saw her, beset by snarling jackals of humanity, sniffing and yelping their cruel cries.’
    • ‘No I actually didn't cry but I did yelp a few times, believe me I wasn't the only one!’
    • ‘The tradition of an unelected sovereign head of state is the true heart of the nation, yelp the monarchists.’
    • ‘Kylie yelped jumping up and down with that enthusiasm that only cheerleaders own as the audience was in an uproar.’
    • ‘Oh yes we are, yelped the sport's governing body in full pantomime fashion.’
    • ‘David yelped stumbling over himself, splashing the contents of his drink into the attacker's face.’
    • ‘More good pressure from Switzerland, whose fans are yelping encouragement.’
    • ‘The final time I veritably growled and he went yelping downstairs with his tail between his legs.’
    • ‘Our two dogs were yelping, and my mom's cat was hissing at the window.’
    • ‘Here are tourists walking behind a local woman yelping accented German and holding a closed umbrella over her head as a sign to them.’
    • ‘She yelped realizing it was quarter to seven and she was late.’
    • ‘She cringed in pain again and couldn't help but yelp this time.’
    • ‘June came running in at this point yelping her head off.’
    • ‘You can hear the dogs yelping, all of them stranded.’
    squeal, squawk, screech, shriek, scream, howl, yowl, wail, yell, cry out, call out, shout, bawl, yawp
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Old English g(i)elpan (verb) ‘to boast’, from a Germanic imitative base. From late Middle English‘cry or sing with a loud voice’ the current sense arose in the 16th century.