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A word or phrase that is capable of distracting the entire internet for at least 24 hours; to start a contentious debate on some type of public forum.
There was a yanny that went viral earlier this week. It caused the world to split into two.
by PersonSomewhere. May 17, 2018
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to take an unfortunate loss and turn of events.
"last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back" - Big Sean (2017)
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1.) What some people hear when the word Laurel is said
2.) An internet craze in 2018
"This is my friend Laurel"
"Nice to meet you Yanny!"
by Girlydubz May 16, 2018
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A mishearing of the word laurel said to be caused by one's ears picking up on a select set of frequencies over others uttered in the pronunciation of the same word. this became a large phenomenon much akin to the 'What color is the dress' debate from several years earlier, and truly had folks everywhere in disagreement. The original recording of the pronunciation of this word came from vocabulary.com under the definition for laurel.
Momentarily bewildered person 1: Wtf is a Yanny. That's not how you pronounce Laurel
Person 2: It clearly says Laurel actually..
by Rekt-it-Ralph May 17, 2018
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A word no one hears in the internet sensation that is Laurel vs. Yanny.
DeShawn: What do you hear bro - Laurel or Yanny?
Jamal: Yanny, dawg.
DeShawn: You a liar!
by zyzzyvaxpert May 17, 2018
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A useless argument over phonemes.
Did you hear โ€œyannyโ€ or โ€œLaurel?โ€ โ€œIdk man, but this debate is a yanny.
by Classical Quaker May 18, 2018
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