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(ho͝o-rā′, hə-) or hur·rah (-rä′, -rô′) or hur·ray (-rā′)
Used as an exclamation of pleasure, approval, elation, or victory.
1. A shout of "hooray."
2. Excitement; fanfare.
v. hoo·rayed, hoo·ray·ing, hoo·rays also hur·rahed or hur·rah·ing or hur·rahs or hur·rayed or hur·ray·ing or hur·rays
To applaud, cheer, or approve (someone or something) by shouting "hooray."
To shout "hooray."

[Alteration of huzzah.]


interj, n, vb
a variant of hurrah
Also: hooroo Austral and NZ goodbye; cheerio


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


Past participle: hoorayed
Gerund: hooraying

I hooray
you hooray
he/she/it hoorays
we hooray
you hooray
they hooray
I hoorayed
you hoorayed
he/she/it hoorayed
we hoorayed
you hoorayed
they hoorayed
Present Continuous
I am hooraying
you are hooraying
he/she/it is hooraying
we are hooraying
you are hooraying
they are hooraying
Present Perfect
I have hoorayed
you have hoorayed
he/she/it has hoorayed
we have hoorayed
you have hoorayed
they have hoorayed
Past Continuous
I was hooraying
you were hooraying
he/she/it was hooraying
we were hooraying
you were hooraying
they were hooraying
Past Perfect
I had hoorayed
you had hoorayed
he/she/it had hoorayed
we had hoorayed
you had hoorayed
they had hoorayed
I will hooray
you will hooray
he/she/it will hooray
we will hooray
you will hooray
they will hooray
Future Perfect
I will have hoorayed
you will have hoorayed
he/she/it will have hoorayed
we will have hoorayed
you will have hoorayed
they will have hoorayed
Future Continuous
I will be hooraying
you will be hooraying
he/she/it will be hooraying
we will be hooraying
you will be hooraying
they will be hooraying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hooraying
you have been hooraying
he/she/it has been hooraying
we have been hooraying
you have been hooraying
they have been hooraying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hooraying
you will have been hooraying
he/she/it will have been hooraying
we will have been hooraying
you will have been hooraying
they will have been hooraying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hooraying
you had been hooraying
he/she/it had been hooraying
we had been hooraying
you had been hooraying
they had been hooraying
I would hooray
you would hooray
he/she/it would hooray
we would hooray
you would hooray
they would hooray
Past Conditional
I would have hoorayed
you would have hoorayed
he/she/it would have hoorayed
we would have hoorayed
you would have hoorayed
they would have hoorayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hooray - a victory cheerhooray - a victory cheer; "let's give the team a big hurrah"
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
هُتاف النَّصْر، يا يَعيش!


A. EXCL = hurrah
B. CPD Hooray Henry N (Brit) (pej) → señorito m


[həˈreɪ huˈreɪ] exclhourra





(huˈrei) noun, interjection
a shout of joy, enthusiasm etc. Hurrah! We're getting an extra day's holiday!
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Hooray!" She dashed out into the passage like a wild animal escaping from its cage.
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