Is "yell" different from "shout"?
Yes, "yell" and "shout" are similar, but they have slightly different meanings. To "yell" means to raise one's voice loudly, often out of anger. To "shout" also means to raise one's voice, but it is usually a little less loud than "yelling" and does not have to be associated with any particular emotion, although it can have more of a positive nuance. Ex: She shouted for joy when she received the acceptance letter. Ex: Don't yell, you'll scare the dog.
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