hooray

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interjection hoo·ray \hu̇-ˈrā\

Definition of hooray

  1. —used to express joy, approval, or encouragement <Hip, hip, hooray!> <Hooray! I got the job!>

Examples of hooray in a sentence

  1. <Hooray! he cried when he heard that his team had won>

Variants of hooray

or less commonly

play \hu̇-ˈrȯ, -ˈrä\ or

hurray

play \hu̇-ˈrā\

Origin and Etymology of hooray

perhaps from German hurra


First Known Use: 1686


HOORAY Defined for Kids

hooray

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interjection hoo·ray \hu̇-ˈrā\

Definition of hooray for Students

  1. —used to express joy, approval, or encouragement

Variants of hooray

also

hurrah

\hu̇-ˈrȯ, -ˈrä\ or

hurray

\-ˈrā\

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