yodel VERB (yodelled, yodelling; US yodeled, yodeling) practise a form of singing or calling marked by rapid alternation between the normal voice and falsetto.
NOUN a song or call delivered in such a way.
DERIVATIVES yodeller noun.
ORIGIN German jodeln.

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  • Yodel — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yodel — Yo del, Yodle Yo dle, n. A song sung by yodeling, as by the Swiss mountaineers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yodel — 1827, from Ger. jodeln, from dial. Ger. jo, an exclamation of joy, of imitative origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • yodel — The verb has inflected forms yodelled, yodelling in BrE, and usually yodeled, yodeling in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • yodel — [yōd′ l] vt., vi. yodeled or yodelled, yodeling or yodelling [Ger jodeln] to sing with abrupt alternating changes between the normal chest register and the falsetto n. 1. the act or sound of yodeling 2. a song or refrain sung in this way yodeler… …   English World dictionary

  • Yodel — El yodel o yódel (del alemán Jodeln que es plural de la palabra alemana singular Jodel) es una forma de canto que hace tomar parte la voz humana con cambios rápidos del tono del registro vocal, haciendo un característico sonido melodioso y alti… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yodel — Le yodel, du verbe yodler (synonyme rare : iouler) ou jodel en allemand, est une technique de chant consistant à passer rapidement de la voix de corps (ou de poitrine ) à la voix de tête (ou de fausset ). La technique a probablement été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yodel — UK [ˈjəʊd(ə)l] / US [ˈjoʊd(ə)l] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms yodel : present tense I/you/we/they yodel he/she/it yodels present participle yodelling past tense yodelled past participle yodelled to sing in a way that changes between a …   English dictionary

  • yodel — yodel1 [ˈjəudl US ˈjoudl] v past tense and past participle yodelled present participle yodelling BrE past tense and past participle yodeled present participle yodeling AmE [Date: 1800 1900; : German; Origin: jodeln] [I and T] to sing while… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yodel — [[t]jo͟ʊd(ə)l[/t]] yodels, yodelling, yodelled VERB When someone yodels, they sing normal notes with very high quick notes in between. You also yodel and tap dance. Do I have that right? Derived words: yodelling N UNCOUNT Switzerland isn t all… …   English dictionary

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