holler

verb
hol·​ler | \ ˈhä-lər How to pronounce holler (audio) \
hollered; hollering\ ˈhäl-​riŋ How to pronounce holler (audio) , ˈhä-​lə-​ \

Definition of holler

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to cry out (as to attract attention or in pain) : shout hollering for help
2 : gripe, complain will always holler about tax increases

transitive verb

: to call out (a word or phrase) hollering her daughter's name

holler

noun

Definition of holler (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : shout, cry give a holler if you need any help
2 : complaint
3 : an African American work song freely improvised usually in terms of the particular occupation of the moment and often without words a cornfield holler

holler

Definition of holler (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly dialectal variant of hollow

Synonyms & Antonyms for holler

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of holler in a Sentence

Verb He was hollering across the fields to his workers. They were screaming and hollering at each other all night. She hollered across the street, “Did you hear the news?”. Someone was hollering my name. People always holler about tax increases. Noun heard a holler from somewhere in the woods and ran toward it there didn't seem to be a thermostat setting that wouldn't bring a holler from somebody See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Her father’s colleagues would holler as much to tease her father as to celebrate her. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 Kerrigan asks the audience, who hoot and holler in enthusiastic response. Audra Heinrichs, ELLE, 19 Feb. 2022 Derrick’s oft-absent mother comes out to holler, scattering the squid-throwing youth. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 People would hoot and holler at her and sometimes throw things. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021 People would hoot and holler at her and sometimes throw things. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021 Dressed casually in sneakers and a blue pull-over with the Fordson logo, the current state representative from Dearborn speaks in a microphone heard on the stadium loudspeakers as people holler in support. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 8 Nov. 2021 People would hoot and holler at her and sometimes throw things. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021 People would hoot and holler at her and sometimes throw things. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Polis recalled people being trapped in a holler until neighbors acted. Dianne Gallagher, Wesley Bruer And Theresa Waldrop, CNN, 6 Aug. 2022 Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is back, presenting its hoot and a holler style of entertainment after an absence of more than two years at Fort Wilderness. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 24 June 2022 The parallels to America are clear, but Harris gives Sugarland its own ceremonies of remembrance and loss, including a semi-Pentecostal, funereal holler that made a holy terror announce itself in my body. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 No Way Home hits its hoot-and-holler beats about as skillfully as Endgame did. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Wasn’t a holler guy, didn’t throw stools in the clubhouse. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2021 The spectacle of it all might be the initial draw, but infectious, holler-along hooks invite audiences to join in the fun. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Next person who sees Kenny Stabler, give us a holler. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2021 Boone relented, Cole punched out Alvarez on three pitches and then the Yankees All-Star let out an enormous holler. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 11 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of holler

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for holler

Verb and Noun

alteration of hollo

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Last Updated

28 Jul 2022

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“Holler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holler. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for holler

holler

verb
hol·​ler | \ ˈhä-lər How to pronounce holler (audio) \
hollered; hollering

Kids Definition of holler

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cry out : shout

holler

noun

Kids Definition of holler (Entry 2 of 2)

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