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hurrah

Line breaks: hur¦rah
Pronunciation: /hʊˈrɑː
 
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(also hurray /hʊˈreɪ/)

Definition of hurrah in English:

exclamation

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!

noun

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An utterance of the word ‘hurrah’: they gave us a loud hurrah as we went by
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  • 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!

verb

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Shout ‘hurrah’: we waved our swords and hurrahed
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  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: alteration of huzza; perhaps originally a sailors' cry when hauling.

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