yelping


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yelp

 (yĕlp)
v. yelped, yelp·ing, yelps
v.intr.
To utter a short, sharp bark or cry: excited dogs yelping; yelped in pain when the bee stung.
v.tr.
To utter by yelping.
n.
A short, sharp cry or bark.

[Middle English yelpen, to cry aloud, from Old English gelpan, gielpan, to boast; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

yelp′er n.

yelping

(ˈjɛlpɪŋ)
adj
barking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yelping - a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Translations

yelping

[ˈjelpɪŋ] N [of animal] → gañidos mpl; [of person] → gritos mpl, chillidos mpl

yelping

n (of animal)Jaulen nt; (of person)Aufschreien nt

yelping

[ˈjɛlpɪŋ]
1. adj (dog) → che guaisce
2. nguaiti mpl
References in classic literature ?
Books were flung aside without being put away on the shelves, inkstands were overturned, benches thrown down, and the whole school was turned loose an hour before the usual time, bursting forth like a legion of young imps, yelping and racketing about the green in joy at their early emancipation.
Heathcliff and his man climbed the cellar steps with vexatious phlegm: I don't think they moved one second faster than usual, though the hearth was an absolute tempest of worrying and yelping.
Moreover, he was a boy whom no man could hurt; an invulnerable and dodging serpent who, when chased into a corner, flew out again between his captor's legs, scornfully yelping.
But with the girl on his shoulder Korak could not both run and fight to advantage, and the result was that before he had covered half the distance to the tree a score of native curs attracted by the yelping of their mate and the yells and shouts of their masters had closed in upon the fleeing white man, snapping at his legs and at last succeeding in tripping him.
Seward's house by the yelping of dogs, and after about a minute three terriers came dashing round the corner of the house.
I was distracted now by the yelping of a number of dogs.
In a very short time, they had passed the great gateway(leaving the three-headed Cerberus, barking, and yelping, and growling, with threefold din, behind them), and emerged upon the surface of the earth.
Men, women, and children were all brawling and shouting; dogs barking, yelping, and howling.
So we rolled, barking and yelping, into Kalka for lunch, and Garm ate enough for two.
But no translation can give the effect of it, or the yelping scorn the Four threw into every word of it, as they heard the trees crash when the men hastily climbed up into the branches, and Buldeo began repeating incantations and charms.
Malone and his filthy Fleet Street crew may be all yelping our praises yet.
Within a minute from his entrance on the scene the poodles and the Irish terrier had vanished; the dog of doubtful breed was moving off up the hill, yelping, with the dispatch of one who remembers an important appointment, and Bill, miraculously calmed, was seated in the centre of the Promenade, licking honourable wounds.