hur·​rah | \ hu̇-ˈrȯ How to pronounce hurrah (audio) , -ˈrä; ˈhü-ˌrȯ, -ˌrä\
variants: or less commonly hooray \ hu̇-​ˈrā How to pronounce hooray (audio) \ or \ hu̇-​ˈrä How to pronounce hoorah (audio) , -​ˈrȯ \

Definition of hurrah

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hurrah, hurray

hur·​rah | \ hu̇-ˈrȯ How to pronounce hurrah (audio) , -ˈrä\

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

Examples of hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Fall 2019 season came to a close last night in Paris after nine days of shows for which designers enlisted a troop of makeup artists and hair stylists to help them deliver the final hurrah. Monica Kim, Vogue, "The 8 Beauty Takeaways of Paris Fashion Week," 6 Mar. 2019 In the festive film, Megan (played by Erin) heads home with her two sisters for one final holiday hurrah after learning her parents are selling her childhood house. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "The Hallmark Channel Added Another Movie to Its 'Countdown to Christmas' Lineup," 13 Oct. 2018 Get that hard-to-get reservation, or check out some unique eats While everyone heads to the lake for a last summer hurrah, head to your favorite reservation site and snag coveted seats at some of the city’s buzziest restaurants. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Things to Do in Chicago This Labor Day," 31 Aug. 2018 Courtesy of Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann Camper lovers in the U.S. may be packing for a last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, but over in Europe tens of thousands of people are visiting the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Finally, a camper that could be towed by an electric car," 29 Aug. 2018 While their Fall Harvest special is almost here, the Hallmark Channel is ready to have one last summer hurrah. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Cancel Your Labor Day Plans Because Hallmark's Hosting the Ultimate Summer Movie Marathon," 24 Aug. 2018 And a special hurrah to the Wild Boars for their courage and tenacity in hanging together in an ordeal that others might not have survived. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Thais That Bind," 10 July 2018 Ovechkin and the team have one more big hurrah — and, let’s be serious, months of medium-sized hurrahs — to get absolutely blitzed out of their minds in public. Charlotte Wilder,, "All Hail the Summer of Alexander Ovechkin," 12 June 2018 Late Night Beer & Donuts Philly Beer Week is coming to a close, but join local breweries like Saint Benjamin Brewing Company and Sly Fox Beer for one final hurrah in collaboration with another Philly favorite: Federal Donuts., "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018

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1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Kids Definition of hurrah

variant of hooray

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