What is another word for yelps?

Pronunciation: [jˈɛlps] (IPA)

Yelps are high-pitched, sharp, and short vocal sounds that are usually made by dogs, foxes, wolves, or any other animal in distress, excitement, or fear. However, there are other words that can be used to describe yelps or the act of yelping. These include howls, whimpers, cries, barks, shrieks, squeals, screeches, wails, and squeaks. The choice of word used to describe a yelp may depend on the context, the animal making the sound, or the intensity of the sound. In general, synonyms provide alternative words that can be used interchangeably to enhance variety and creativity in communication or writing.

Synonyms for Yelps:

What are the hypernyms for Yelps?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Yelps

It was in vain old Christy called, and whistled, and endeavoured to lure her down: she paid no regard to him; and, indeed, his calls were drowned in the shouts and yelps of the army of militia that had followed him into the field.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
The pain was so excruciating that he released his victim at once, and Miss Nugent, emitting a series of terrified yelps, dashed off in the direction of home, her hair bobbing up and down on her shoulders, and her small black legs in an ecstasy of motion.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete"
W.W. Jacobs
Martin went often to the door, and looked far off towards the woods whither the trail led, hoping to hear the jingle of bells, the shouts of the Indians, and the joyful yelps of the dogs.
"If Any Man Sin"
H. A. Cody

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