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Topic: ANIMALS

Language: Old English
Origin: gielpan

yelp

noun
     
yelp [countable]
HBAC a short sharp high cry which a person or an animal makes because they are excited, in pain, surprised etc
give/let out a yelp of pain/dismay/surprise etc
The water was hotter than she had expected, and she gave an involuntary yelp.
yelp verb [intransitive]
The dog ran up and down, yelping.
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