[ oh-ley ]
/ oʊˈleɪ /
(used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement).
a cry of “olé.”
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Origin of olé
< Spanish (h)ole, probably of expressive orig.
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British Dictionary definitions for olé (1 of 2)
/ (əʊˈleɪ) /
an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events
a cry of olé
Word Origin for olé
Spanish, from Arabic wa-llāh, from wa and + allāh God
British Dictionary definitions for olé (2 of 2)
/ computing /
object linking and embedding: a system for linking and embedding data, images, and programs from different sources
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Word Origin and History for olé
1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"
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