Ell vs Yell - What's the difference?

ell | yell |

As a pronoun ell

is (third-person masculine pronoun).

As a verb yell is

shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.

As a noun yell is

a shout.

As an adjective yell is

(ulster) dry (of cow).



Etymology 1

From (etyl) eln “unit of measure of 45 inches,” originally “length of the forearm,” from Proto-Indo-European .


(en noun)
  • A measure for cloth. An English ell' equals 1.25 yards, whereas a Scottish ' ell measures only 1.0335 yards (http://www.onlineunitconversion.com). A Flemish ell measured three quarters, (27 inches).
  • Etymology 2

    From the name of the letter L


    (en noun)
  • An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
  • Something that is L-shaped.
  • yell


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) yellen, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • shout; holler; make a loud sound with the voice.
  • to convey by shouting
  • He yelled directions to the party from the car.
    * (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.


    (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



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