(also hurray /hʊˈreɪ/)
- Used to express joy or approval: Hurrah! She’s here at last!More example sentences
- Holiday plans to Spain were also discussed - hurrah!
- It's hoped that this will be an annual event - hurrah!
- They had disappeared when I went to bed last night, and I was like, hurrah!
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- An utterance of the word ‘hurrah’: they gave us a loud hurrah as we went byMore example sentences
- Everyone ought to lead a parade once in their life, just to experience the curious sensation of marching down the middle of the street to cheers and hurrahs.
- But when you are woken up by jugglers throwing batons and chainsaws, and all the hurrahs, that gets a little annoying.
- Actually, the Italian Prime Minister deserves a double chorus of hurrahs!
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- Shout ‘hurrah’: we waved our swords and hurrahedMore example sentences
- The young men, fired by the strong wine, shouted and hurrahed, and shrieked, and such a din arose as threatened to drown the music.
- Bridget hurrahed, and they ran home to our raised-ranch with raised-hopes!
- The whole auditorium echoed with the shouts, whistles, and clapping of the group of kids, it was certainly intoxicating to be there; one couldn't help but break out clapping, and hurrahing themselves.
late 17th century: alteration of huzza; perhaps originally a sailors' cry when hauling.
More definitions of hurrahDefinition of hurrah in:
- The US English dictionary