ho·​ra ˈhȯr-ə How to pronounce hora (audio)
variants or less commonly horah
: a circle dance of Romania and Israel

Word History


Modern Hebrew hōrāh, from Romanian horă

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hora was in 1853

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“Hora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hora. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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