Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of yodel.

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  • n. singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto

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Examples

  • She's a yodeler and I've made it clear that yodeling is just below Rap on my "all-time things I wish would go away" list.

    October 2005

  • Not only that, there are numerous whistling languages traditional among mountain peoples, where visual contact can be made over great distances, but the voice is difficult to discern (the exception being, of course, yodeling, which is yet another language).

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The wordless vocalizations in the folk-hop "Hatari" could fairly be described as yodeling, but Garbus sells the warble with her fearlessness (here's someone who never bothered to wonder if she might be annoying people, and her boldness gives her an edge.) "There is a natural sound that wild things make when they're bound" is "Hatari" 's closing line, which is a perfect description of Garbus 'unhinged mode.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • There is also a dance floor and DJs pumping out pop music, as well as fun activities that the visitors can get involved in, such as yodeling and drinking contests.

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • Although Cline preferred traditional country music, which typically included vocalizations such as yodeling, the country music industry - coming into increasing competition with rock and roll - was trying to increase its appeal to a more mainstream audience.

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  • (i hope not) the 'yodeling' is still a good thing.

    Riehl World View

  • 'yodeling' before, but I never knew that's what they were doing!?!

    Crooks and Liars

  • The oldest way of singing pours through my vocal chords, sometimes sounding like scat yodeling when the pulling is strongest.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • He'd suck back the Bud and talk about anything with that ridiculous radio, duct-taped to the back of his bike, yodeling on about a life that was waiting to happen.

    Itch

  • She remains a master of the lost art of country yodeling, envied by the likes of Dolly Parton, and has been a core star of the Opry longer that anyone else in the history of the broadcast.

    Second Fiddle to Nobody

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  • Any truth to the idea that goiter is a necessary/helpful condition for yodelers?

    February 3, 2008

  • WeirdNet got this one right...

    February 3, 2008