hollo

verb
hol·​lo | \ ˈhä-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce hollo (audio) ; hä-ˈlō, hə- \
variants: or halloo \ hə-​ˈlü How to pronounce hollo (audio) , ha-​ \ or less commonly \ hə-​ˈlō How to pronounce hollo (audio) , ha-​ \
holloed or hallooed; holloing or hallooing; hollos or halloos

Definition of hollo

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to cry hollo : holler

transitive verb

1 : to call or cry hollo to
2 : to utter loudly : holler

hollo

noun
variants: or halloo or less commonly hallo
plural hollos or halloos also hallos

Definition of hollo (Entry 2 of 3)

: an exclamation or call of hollo

hollo

interjection
variants: or halloo or less commonly hallo

Definition of hollo (Entry 3 of 3)

1 used to attract attention (as when a fox is spied during a fox hunt)
2 used as a call of encouragement or jubilation

Examples of hollo in a Sentence

Verb far into the night searchers could be heard holloing for the lost child

First Known Use of hollo

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Interjection

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hollo

Interjection

origin unknown

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“Hollo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hollo. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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