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 (ho͝o-rä′, -rô′, hə-) or hur·ray (-rā′)
interj.n. & v.
Variants of hooray.


(hʊˈrɑː) ,






interj, n
a cheer of joy, victory, etc
to shout "hurrah"
[C17: probably from German hurra; compare huzzah]


(həˈrɑ, -ˈrɔ)

also hur•ray


interj., v. -rahed, -rah•ing also -rayed, -ray•ing,
n. interj.
1. (used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
2. to shout “hurrah.”
3. an exclamation of “hurrah.”
4. hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
5. a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration.
last or final hurrah, a final moment of glory; last notable achievement.
[1680–90; < German hurra]


, hurray, hooray - Hurrah, hurray, and hooray are alterations of huzza, a sailor's cheer.
See also related terms for sailors.


Past participle: hurrahed
Gerund: hurrahing

I hurrah
you hurrah
he/she/it hurrahs
we hurrah
you hurrah
they hurrah
I hurrahed
you hurrahed
he/she/it hurrahed
we hurrahed
you hurrahed
they hurrahed
Present Continuous
I am hurrahing
you are hurrahing
he/she/it is hurrahing
we are hurrahing
you are hurrahing
they are hurrahing
Present Perfect
I have hurrahed
you have hurrahed
he/she/it has hurrahed
we have hurrahed
you have hurrahed
they have hurrahed
Past Continuous
I was hurrahing
you were hurrahing
he/she/it was hurrahing
we were hurrahing
you were hurrahing
they were hurrahing
Past Perfect
I had hurrahed
you had hurrahed
he/she/it had hurrahed
we had hurrahed
you had hurrahed
they had hurrahed
I will hurrah
you will hurrah
he/she/it will hurrah
we will hurrah
you will hurrah
they will hurrah
Future Perfect
I will have hurrahed
you will have hurrahed
he/she/it will have hurrahed
we will have hurrahed
you will have hurrahed
they will have hurrahed
Future Continuous
I will be hurrahing
you will be hurrahing
he/she/it will be hurrahing
we will be hurrahing
you will be hurrahing
they will be hurrahing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hurrahing
you have been hurrahing
he/she/it has been hurrahing
we have been hurrahing
you have been hurrahing
they have been hurrahing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hurrahing
you will have been hurrahing
he/she/it will have been hurrahing
we will have been hurrahing
you will have been hurrahing
they will have been hurrahing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hurrahing
you had been hurrahing
he/she/it had been hurrahing
we had been hurrahing
you had been hurrahing
they had been hurrahing
I would hurrah
you would hurrah
he/she/it would hurrah
we would hurrah
you would hurrah
they would hurrah
Past Conditional
I would have hurrahed
you would have hurrahed
he/she/it would have hurrahed
we would have hurrahed
you would have hurrahed
they would have hurrahed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurrah - a victory cheerhurrah - a victory cheer; "let's give the team a big hurrah"
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
Verb1.hurrah - shout `hurrah!'
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - 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"


[hʊˈrɑː] hurray [hʊˈreɪ]
A. EXCL¡hurra!
hurrah for Mr Brown!¡viva el señor Brown!
B. Nvítor m


[hʊˈrɑː] hurray [hʊˈreɪ] nhourra m


, hurray
interjhurra; hurrah for the king!ein Hoch dem König!


[huˈrɑː] hurray [huˈreɪ] exclurrà!, evviva!
hurrah for Mr Jones! → viva Mr Jones!





(huˈrei) noun, interjection
a shout of joy, enthusiasm etc. Hurrah! We're getting an extra day's holiday!
References in classic literature ?
His few surviving comrades saw His smile when rang their loud hurrah, And the red field was won; Then saw in death his eyelids close Calmly, as to a night's repose, Like flowers at set of sun.
Hurrah, boys; now we'll have the latest news from the Feegees.
At first the tumult of my own thoughts, summoned by the danger-signal and swarming to the rescue from every quarter of my skull, kept up such a hurrah and confusion and fifing and drumming that I couldn't take in a word; but presently when my mob of gathering plans began to crystallize and fall into position and form line of battle, a sort of order and quiet ensued and I caught the boom of the king's batteries, as if out of remote distance:
If we had waited we should have witnessed an imaginary accident, no doubt; and we should have heard the intrepid band hurrah when they made the summit and looked around upon the "magnificent view," and seen them throw themselves down in exhausted attitudes for a rest in that commanding situation.
Aunt Polly entered in time to see him throw a few double summersets, deliver a final mighty hurrah, and sail through the open window, carrying the rest of the flower-pots with him.
It was succeeded by a breathless pause, as Mrs Cratchit, looking slowly all along the carving-knife, prepared to plunge it in the breast; but when she did, and when the long expected gush of stuffing issued forth, one murmur of delight arose all round the board, and even Tiny Tim, excited by the two young Cratchits, beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah.
All the spectators returned him his salute, accompanying this courtesy with a loud hurrah which was audible to the four; after which all four disappeared in the bastion, whither Grimaud had preceded them.
Let us proceed at once; come, throw away all those stupid ideas about the Typees, and hurrah for the lovely valley of the Happars.
Thus from the first of the morning, through the scuttles silvered by its rays, they saluted the orb of night with a confident and joyous hurrah.
Maston did not hear the hurrahs uttered in his honor, his ears at least tingled.
Before the man could reply, a fresh agitation arose; hurrahs and excited shouts were heard; the staffs of the banners began to be used as offensive weapons; and fists flew about in every direction.
It is impossible to describe the effect produced by the last words of the honorable president-- the cries, the shouts, the succession of roars, hurrahs, and all the varied vociferations which the American language is capable of supplying.