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[huh-loh, ha-] /həˈloʊ, hæ-/
interjection, noun, plural halloas, verb (used with or without object), halloaed, halloaing.
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  • A hound spoke below us, then another, and then came a halloa from Jerry that made the filly quiver all over.

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • I called to him, and I thought I heard him answer, “halloa, who calls?”

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • As he stepped upon the porch there was a loud "halloa" at the gate, and just at that moment he heard his wife's voice.

    An Arkansas Planter Opie Percival Read
  • halloa, it is Leonard, said the strange workman, to the fugitive.

    The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas
  • The yellow man came a step nearer and said, "halloa, my hearty."

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • So that you could not take a speaking horn and halloa for a barca?

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • Larry had been past speech when that apocalyptic vision had materialised in response to his halloa.

    Mount Music E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • halloa, you sir, why are you sitting there, blocking up the way?

    Tales from the Fjeld P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
  • Why, this afternoon he was examining me with his stethoscope, and while he was listening he called out suddenly, 'halloa!

  • The pastry-cook cried out, ‘halloa, fellow, what are you about?’

    The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca

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