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Meaning of YODEL

Pronunciation:  'yowdl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  2. [v]  sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"

YODEL is a 5 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: descant, warble
 See Also: call, cry, outcry, shout, sing, vociferation, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yo"del\, Yodle \Yo"dle\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Yodeled}, {Yodled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yodeling}, {Yodling}.]
    [G. jodeln.]
    To sing in a manner common among the Swiss and Tyrolese
    mountaineers, by suddenly changing from the head voice, or
    falsetto, to the chest voice, and the contrary; to warble.
  2. \Yo"del\, Yodle \Yo"dle\, n.
    A song sung by yodeling, as by the Swiss mountaineers.