(also hurray /hʊˈreɪ/)
Definition of hurrah in English:
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An utterance of the word ‘hurrah’: they gave us a loud hurrah as we went by
More 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!
verb[no object] Back to top
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.
late 17th century: alteration of huzza; perhaps originally a sailors' cry when hauling.
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