Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
v. hol·lered, hol·ler·ing, hol·lers
1. To yell or shout.
2. Informal To complain.
To shout out (words or phrases). See Synonyms at yell.
1. A yell or shout; a call.
2. Informal A complaint or gripe.
[From obsolete hollo, hail!, stop!; see hello.]
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
to shout or yell (something)
a shout; call
[variant of C16 hollow, from holla, from French holà stop! (literally: ho there!)]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -lered, -ler•ing,
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)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: hollered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Colloquial for Hollow.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||holler - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"|
|2.||holler - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"|
|Verb||1.||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"
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"
|3.||holler - complain; "What was he hollering about?"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
holler[ˈhɒlər] vi → brailler
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to shout. He hollered at the boy to go away; He's hollering about the cost of petrol again. uitroep, skreeu يَصْرُخ викам gritar křičet; stěžovat si brüllen råbe ουρλιάζωgritar karjuma فرياد كردن huutaa crier לִצעוֹק जोर से चिल्लाना vikati, derati se kiabál berseru kalla, öskra gridare どなる 소리치다 šaukti, rėkti bļaut; brēkt melaung schreeuwenbrøle, remje, skrikewołać, krzyczeć فریاد کول gritar a striga вопить kričať; sťažovať sa vpiti urlati ropa, hojta, gasta ตะโกน bağırmak, haykırmak 叫喊 верещати چیخنا la hét 叫喊
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.