hooray

interjection
hoo·​ray | \ hu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ hu̇-​ˈrȯ How to pronounce hooray (audio) , -​ˈrä \ or hurray \ hu̇-​ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio) \

Definition of hooray

used to express joy, approval, or encouragement Hip, hip, hooray!Hooray! I got the job!

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Examples of hooray in a Sentence

Hooray!” he cried when he heard that his team had won

First Known Use of hooray

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hooray

perhaps from German hurra

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“Hooray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooray. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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hooray

interjection
hoo·​ray | \ hu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio) \
variants: also hurrah \ hu̇-​ˈrȯ , -​ˈrä \ or hurray \ -​ˈrā \

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used to express joy, approval, or encouragement

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