This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
I’m finally nearing the end of the alphabet! This week’s letter is Y – a dreadful one to find an interesting word for but I eventually found something I hope you all like.
Part of Speech
verb (intransitive) and noun
Past particle: yawped
1. to utter a loud or sharp shout or cry; bawl
2. to complain whiningly
1. a harsh or sharp cry
2. a noisy, foolish or raucous utterance
1300-50 – yolpen – thought to be of imitative origins. Possibly a variant of ‘yelp’.
1. bawl, roar, howl, shriek, squeal, yell, yelp, yip,
2. complain, grizzle, snivel, whine, yammer
Use in a Sentence
1. Katherine yawped a loud cry that echoed through the hills.
2. Martin sighed, forcing himself to patience – he wasn’t sure just how long he could stand to listen to the old man’s constant yawping .
1. Bradley’s gave a loud yawp of shock as the kitten leapt onto his head.
2. Victoria sometimes wondered, as she listened to the youngsters in their raucous interactions, whether they realised just what foolish yawps they were uttering.
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