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

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Examples of hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Weeks after claiming the national crown, the gang got together again at the school’s football training facility for one final hurrah. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Renner hopes to tie Szabo's total in his final hurrah. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 2 Mar. 2022 At the end of their 2021 tour, the Slackers provided what may be the final, cathartic hurrah before the virus disrupts live entertainment once again. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 The expectations for 2021 centered on returning to the postseason for the sixth time in seven years in what likely would be the final hurrah with key players from the 2016 World Series title team. Meghan Montemurro,, 22 Dec. 2021 Some streamers and viewers had already made peace with the closing and opted out of the final hurrah. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 Issa Rae returns for a final hurrah after the fourth season ended with some big questions to be answered. cleveland, 14 Sep. 2021 Despite technically retiring, Hakuho will have one final hurrah after the Olympics’ closing ceremony. Alyssa Hertel, USA TODAY, 7 Aug. 2021 The game, moved due to renovations at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, was a final hurrah for the players as high schoolers. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hurrah


1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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6 May 2022

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“Hurrah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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variant of hooray

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