holler


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hol·ler 1

 (hŏl′ər)
v. hol·lered, hol·ler·ing, hol·lers
v.intr.
1. To yell or shout.
2. Informal To complain.
v.tr.
To shout out (words or phrases). See Synonyms at yell.
n.
1. A yell or shout; a call.
2. Informal A complaint or gripe.

[From obsolete hollo, hail!, stop!; see hello.]

hol·ler 2

 (hŏl′ər)
adj., v. & n. Chiefly Upper Southern US
Variant of hollow.
Our Living Language One feature of Upper Southern English and specifically of Appalachian English is its pronunciation of the final unstressed syllable in words such as hollow, window, and potato as (ər). Holler, winder, and tater are merely variant pronunciations reflected in spelling. As a noun, holler has the specific meaning in the Appalachians of "a small valley between mountains": They live up in the holler underneath Big Bald Mountain.

holler

(ˈhɒlə)
vb
to shout or yell (something)
n
a shout; call
[variant of C16 hollow, from holla, from French holà stop! (literally: ho there!)]

hol•ler

(ˈhɒl ər)

v. -lered, -ler•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to cry aloud; shout; yell.
v.t.
2. to shout: to holler insults.
n.
3. a loud cry; shout.
[1690–1700, Amer.; variant of holla (see hallo)]

holler


Past participle: hollered
Gerund: hollering

Imperative
holler
holler
Present
I holler
you holler
he/she/it hollers
we holler
you holler
they holler
Preterite
I hollered
you hollered
he/she/it hollered
we hollered
you hollered
they hollered
Present Continuous
I am hollering
you are hollering
he/she/it is hollering
we are hollering
you are hollering
they are hollering
Present Perfect
I have hollered
you have hollered
he/she/it has hollered
we have hollered
you have hollered
they have hollered
Past Continuous
I was hollering
you were hollering
he/she/it was hollering
we were hollering
you were hollering
they were hollering
Past Perfect
I had hollered
you had hollered
he/she/it had hollered
we had hollered
you had hollered
they had hollered
Future
I will holler
you will holler
he/she/it will holler
we will holler
you will holler
they will holler
Future Perfect
I will have hollered
you will have hollered
he/she/it will have hollered
we will have hollered
you will have hollered
they will have hollered
Future Continuous
I will be hollering
you will be hollering
he/she/it will be hollering
we will be hollering
you will be hollering
they will be hollering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hollering
you have been hollering
he/she/it has been hollering
we have been hollering
you have been hollering
they have been hollering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hollering
you will have been hollering
he/she/it will have been hollering
we will have been hollering
you will have been hollering
they will have been hollering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hollering
you had been hollering
he/she/it had been hollering
we had been hollering
you had been hollering
they had been hollering
Conditional
I would holler
you would holler
he/she/it would holler
we would holler
you would holler
they would holler
Past Conditional
I would have hollered
you would have hollered
he/she/it would have hollered
we would have hollered
you would have hollered
they would have hollered

Holler

Colloquial for Hollow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holler - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)holler - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.holler - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
dell, dingle - a small wooded hollow
vale, valley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Verb1.holler - shout out; "He hollered out to surrender our weapons"
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
2.holler - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
hollo - cry hollo
hurrah - shout `hurrah!'
halloo - shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
whoop - shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
ululate, wail, yaup, yawl, howl, roar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
skreigh, squawk, screak, screech, skreak - utter a harsh abrupt scream
3.holler - complainholler - complain; "What was he hollering about?"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

holler

(Informal)
verb
1. (sometimes with out) yell, call, cry, shout, cheer, roar, hail, bellow, whoop, clamour, bawl, hurrah, halloo, huzzah (archaic) He hollered for help.
noun
1. yell, call, cry, shout, cheer, roar, hail, bellow, whoop, clamour, bawl, hurrah, halloo, huzzah (archaic) The men were celebrating with drunken whoops and hollers.

holler

verb
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
noun
A loud cry:
Translations
يَصْرُخ
křičetstěžovat si
råbe
kalla, öskra
bļautbrēkt
bağırmakhaykırmak

holler

[ˈhɒləʳ] (esp US)
A. VTgritar
B. VIgritar

holler

[ˈhɒlər] vibrailler

holler

(inf)
nSchrei m
vti (also holler out)brüllen

holler

[ˈhɒləʳ] vt & vi (fam) → urlare, gridare

holler

(ˈholə) verb
to shout. He hollered at the boy to go away; He's hollering about the cost of petrol again.
References in classic literature ?
Jurgis had not studied the books, and he would not have known how to pronounce "laissez faire"; but he had been round the world enough to know that a man has to shift for himself in it, and that if he gets the worst of it, there is nobody to listen to him holler.
Do you reckon it would do that if we was to holler at it?
I give a holler an' begin t' run, but b'fore I could git away another one hit me in th' arm an' whirl' me clean 'round.
I started up to write to my uncle--at once--the month after she said her folks came from Veering Holler.
An' so it came out, one thing in the way o' talk leading to another, and those American people at Veering Holler was very obligin' with news, I'm told, ma'am.
It would beat A Mad Love holler, and I believe Joe'd like it as well as the pirate yarns.
Don't they holler out a good deal, and scratch sometimes?
Perhaps it's holler and full of something,' whispered Wegg.
Gentleman kind of gives a whoop, and hollers, "If it ain't my old pal, Jerry Moore
Bob, seeing as 'twas to come, knocks his hat over his eyes, hollers to his osses, and shakes 'em up; and away we goes up to the line on 'em, twenty miles an hour.
Not too far away from the towers, CEMEX is also currently contributing to the Palais Holler, the new office space for the nonprofit Holler Foundation at #170 KurfE-rstendamm.
A singer, for example, can holler to fans about a new album and sing a few verses; a politician can holler from the campaign trail; or an athlete can holler from the locker room following a game.