Yelp vs Meow - What's the difference?

yelp | meow |


As nouns the difference between yelp and meow

is that yelp is an abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance while meow is the cry of a cat.

As verbs the difference between yelp and meow

is that yelp is to utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise while meow is of a cat, to make its cry.

As an interjection meow is

the cry of a cat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

yelp

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.
  • The puppy let out a yelp when I stepped on her tail.
  • A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail siren-sound.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.
  • The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.

    meow

    English

    Alternative forms

    * meu * mew * miaow, miaou (UK)

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
  • Said to denote seductiveness, mimicking a growl.
  • Synonyms

    * nyao

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Derived terms

    * cat’s meow * meowy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of a cat, to make its cry.
  • Synonyms

    * mew