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 encouragementHip, hip, hooray!Hooray! I got the job!

Examples of hurrah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ted Kaufman, Biden’s longtime Capitol Hill chief of staff, who was appointed to fill his unexpired Senate term in 2009, offers an insight about this last-hurrah campaign. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Joe Biden wants to be a normal president in a highly abnormal age.," 6 Jan. 2020 There’s no better way to celebrate than with one final hurrah, in the only place where the past and the present can share one final dance. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Tuesday: ABC's The Little Mermaid Live! takes you under the sea," 5 Nov. 2019 As for the Eurocinema Film Festival, its non-existent London outing wasn’t quite the final hurrah. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, ""People Can Be Exploited": How Below-the-Radar Film Festivals Prey on Struggling Moviemakers," 31 Oct. 2019 Labor Day Tradition Grab the kids and head to the Spencer Fair for one last summer hurrah before school starts., "Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 26-Sept. 8," 2 Sep. 2018 And her poems express an exuberant hurrah for the natural world around us. Nina Maclaughlin,, "Poetic comics, an arresting debut, and lines from a local lawmaker," 27 June 2019 His final hurrah came with the hosts of the 2010 World Cup, South Africa., "Carlos Alberto Parreira: The International Specialist Who Never Shied Away From a Challenge," 26 June 2019 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

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1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Hurrah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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variant of hooray

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