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holler

verb hol·ler \ ˈhä-lər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of holler

hollered; hollering play \ˈhäl-riŋ, ˈhä-lə-\
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

Examples of holler in a Sentence

  1. He was hollering across the fields to his workers.

  2. They were screaming and hollering at each other all night.

  3. She hollered across the street, “Did you hear the news?”.

  4. Someone was hollering my name.

  5. People always holler about tax increases.

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Origin and Etymology of holler

alteration of hollo


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holler

noun

Definition of holler

1 : shout, cry
  • give a holler if you need any help
2 : complaint
3 : a freely improvised work song of black Americans
  • field hollers

Examples of holler in a Sentence

  1. heard a holler from somewhere in the woods and ran toward it

  2. there didn't seem to be a thermostat setting that wouldn't bring a holler from somebody

Recent Examples of holler from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of holler


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holler

Definition of holler

  • chiefly dialectal variant of

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HOLLER Defined for English Language Learners

holler

verb

Definition of holler for English Language Learners

  • : to call out loudly

  • : to make loud or angry complaints


HOLLER Defined for Kids

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holler

verb hol·ler \ ˈhä-lər \

Definition of holler for Students

hollered; hollering
: to cry out : shout

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holler

noun

Definition of holler for Students

: 2shout, cry


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