- (Of a person) give a loud shout or cry: he hollers when he wants feeding [with direct speech]: “I can’t get down,” she holleredMore example sentences
- The soldiers were shouting and whooping and hollering.
- Day in day out, through the night there was hollering and shouting, it was almost unbearable.
- Lisa and Megan proceeded to dance together for a moment, Lisa hollering as loud as she could over the music.
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- 1A loud cry or shout.More example sentences
- They make odd squeaky noises and suddenly explode in girlful shouts, screams and hollers of exuberance shattering the perfect calm of a quiet summer night.
- The venue absolutely erupts - hands in the air, whoops and whistles and hollers and general mentalism.
- An overweight, middle-age woman struts out on stage wearing a tube top, miniskirt and high heels to the deafening whoops and hollers of the studio audience.
- 1.1 (also field holler) chiefly US A melodic cry with abrupt or swooping changes of pitch, used originally by black slaves at work in the fields and later contributing to the development of the blues.More example sentences
- From the raw materials of work songs and field hollers, a new form emerged: African-American in the truest sense of the term.
- The Blues is an original art form created by Black Americans that evolved out of Black American work songs, field hollers, spirituals and early string band sounds more than a century ago during slavery.
- Amplified harmonica, foot thumping guitar and screechy blues hollers and shouts are immediately distinctive, taking you back to an era before blues turned slick.
late 17th century (as a verb): variant of the rare verb hollo; related to halloo.