hollering


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hollering - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)hollering - 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"
References in classic literature ?
He started and run round and round the cabin, hollering "Take him off
She doesn't want to be one of a crowd hollering out what a nice young man he is.
And then there's a general imbroglio, everyone standing up and the kid hollering and the dog barking.
But, Lor' bless you, we gets into such rows all 'long the road, what wi' their pea- shooters, and long whips, and hollering, and upsetting every one as comes by, I'd a sight sooner carry one or two on 'em, sir, as I may be a-carryin' of you now, than a coach-load.
And then they all got down, and shook hands with the old boy, and asked him to all parts of the country, to their homes; and we drives off twenty minutes behind time, with cheering and hollering as if we was county 'members.