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yo·del / ˈyōdl/ • v. (-deled , -del·ing ; Brit. -delled, -del·ling) [intr.] practice a form of singing or calling marked by rapid alternation between the normal voice and falsetto.• n. a song, melody, or call delivered in such a way.DERIVATIVES: yo·del·er n.

yodel

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yodel. Eng. spelling of jodel. See jodelling.

yodel

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yodel sing with mixture of falsetto like Swiss and Tyrolese mountain-dwellers. XIX. — G. jodeln (prop.) utter the syll. jo.