American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sharp, high-pitched bark; a yelp.
- v. To emit a yip; yelp.
- n. A sharp, high-pitched bark.
- n. A self-fulfilling defeatist or fatalist mindset.
- v. To bark with a sharp, high-pitched voice.
- n. a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
- v. bark in a high-pitched tone
- Perhaps Middle English yippe, a cheeping sound, from yippen, to cheep, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The creature in which they have the greatest faith is the bun-yip, which is supposed to haunt rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water, and possesses remarkable powers.”
“There was no contact and Edwards looks at the ball in the whole way, and I think you're supposed to look the ball into your hands, but there was a very slight, last second "yip" he makes with his head.”
“They remind me of a pack of feral, ankle-biter dogs led by the ones that yip the loudest.”
“Prairie dogs, members of the squirrel family that yip and yap like dogs, are typically too aggressive to make good pets.”
“Nice one, top class, yip every trace leads back to Gordon Brown.”
“Don't know what to do about the barking problem (when Yaqui and the neighbors get into too intense a conversation, she has to go to the back roof, where all she still finds the occasional wandering cat which is at least worth a yip).”
“SAGAL: You were training her little Corgies not to yip?”
“We went upstairs and pounded on 4D, as the rummy said, but only a dog answered with yip and howl.”
“She uttered a yip, and Rebecca looked up at her, then followed her gaze across the room.”
“So when Victor questions me I just smile and nod, put the van in reverse, release the brake, hear a sharp yip, sense the wheels clearing a small bump, and run over a dog.”
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A list of 3-letter words which cannot be formed by adding a letter to a 2-letter word (see Ken Clark's word lists found at http://www.seattlescrab...
Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
Words for Talking
( open list, randomness )
Loved for their ingenuity, an exact description, or simply for the pure joy of it.
words that describe sound
favorite words. some are made up injokes between me and my husband or family.
liminal space forms
Words that imitate sounds.
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