ho·​ra | \ ˈhȯr-ə \
variants: or less commonly horah

Definition of hora

: a circle dance of Romania and Israel

Examples of hora in a Sentence

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Recibí llamada de Donald Trump y conversamos durante media hora. USA TODAY, "Despite tensions, Donald Trump and Mexico's incoming president say they had a positive phone call," 2 July 2018 More heroics may be needed to ensure a place in the round of 16. #MundialTelemundo ¡Héroe sobre la hora! Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "World Cup schedule, TV and streaming info: Mexico, Brazil aim to win their groups," 26 June 2018 En unas horas volamos a Sochi para medirnos a @selecaoportugal en nuestro debut en #Rusia2018. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Portugal vs Spain - Recent Form, Predictions, Team News & More," 14 June 2018 The Conservative movement’s debates over intermarriage are not just about which rabbis will or won’t bless couples or dance the hora or welcome unconverted Jews into their communities. Emma Green, The Atlantic, "‘We’re Headed Toward One of the Greatest Divisions in the History of the Jewish People’," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of hora

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hora

Modern Hebrew hōrāh, from Romanian horă

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