Yell vs Yearn - What's the difference?

yell | yearn |


In lang=en terms the difference between yell and yearn

is that yell is to convey by shouting while yearn is to pain; to grieve; to vex.

As verbs the difference between yell and yearn

is that yell is shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice while yearn is to long, have a strong desire (for something) or yearn can be (scotland) to curdle, as milk.

As a noun yell

is a shout.

As an adjective yell

is (ulster) dry (of cow).

yell

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) yellen, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.
  • to convey by shouting
  • He yelled directions to the party from the car.
    Synonyms
    * (shout) call, cry, holler, shout * See also
    Derived terms
    () * yell at * yell silently * yeller
    Usage notes
    To yell at' someone is as in a hostile manner, while to yell ' to someone means to speak loudly so as to be heard.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shout.
  • A phrase to be shouted.
  • * 1912 , The Michigan Alumnus (volume 18, page 152)
  • After the dinner a general reception was held in the spacious parlors of the hotel during which the occasion was very much enlivened with the old college songs and old college yells , which transported us all in mind and feelings

    Etymology 2

    .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ulster) dry (of cow)
  • English reporting verbs

    yearn

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) giernan, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To long, have a strong desire (for something).
  • * All I yearn for is a simple life.
  • To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
  • To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.
  • To pain; to grieve; to vex.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It would yearn your heart to see it.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
    Derived terms
    () * yearner * yearnful * yearnly * yearning * yearnsome * yearny

    Etymology 2

    See .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Scotland) To curdle, as milk.
  • Anagrams

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