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 \

less common variants of

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 Tar Heels’ hire of the former Texas boss two years ago was regarded as fun and nostalgic and a final hurrah for one of the sport’s good guys. Brent Zwerneman,, "A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, UNC’s Mack Brown share a titled history and admiration," 22 Dec. 2020 In the years that followed, thousands of amateurs and professionals from all over Japan and other countries have gathered annually at Osaka-Jo Hall for the year-end hurrah. Rachel Ng, Travel, "In Japan, Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is a Christmas carol," 15 Dec. 2020 More than $157 billion has been raised as of Thursday, according to data provider Dealogic—over a third of that in the past 11 weeks—and the number of listings is the largest since the final hurrah of the dot-com boom in 2000. Heather Somerville, WSJ, "Tech IPO Bonanza Yields Riches for Venture-Capital Firms," 11 Dec. 2020 Restaurants and bars would be overflowing with hungry diehards, fueling up before their next hurrah. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Ann Arbor officials, businesses prepare for Michigan-Michigan State game day like no other," 31 Oct. 2020 Jeffrey Katzenberg had a final hurrah as Quibi boss on CNBC. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Who wore it best? Rating Big Tech’s product debuts," 23 Oct. 2020 As for his own future, Babel envisages a potential final hurrah back in the English Premier League after the remaining two years of his contract in Galatasaray. Matt Majendie, CNN, "Moving the goalposts: Ryan Babel's property portfolio dabble," 16 Oct. 2020 Sometime in the next few weeks, Crucible's staff will host a last-hurrah matchmaking frenzy with fans. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "RIP to Crucible, Amazon Games’ first PC shooter: 2020-2020 [Updated]," 9 Oct. 2020 In 2018, Hurts backed up Tagovailoa and came off the bench in the fourth quarter to rally Alabama to a 35-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game as a final hurrah before transferring. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Jalen Hurts beats Tua Tagovailoa to the field in NFL," 30 Sep. 2020

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1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Hurrah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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Kids Definition of hurrah

variant of hooray

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