olé

[ oh-ley ]
/ oʊˈleɪ /

interjection

(used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement).

noun

a cry of “olé.”

Nearby words

  1. olympio, sylvanus,
  2. olympus,
  3. olympus mons,
  4. olympus, mount,
  5. olynthus,
  6. om,
  7. om.,
  8. oma,
  9. omadhaun,
  10. omagh

Origin of olé

< Spanish (h)ole, probably of expressive orig.

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British Dictionary definitions for olé

olé

/ (əʊˈleɪ) /

interjection

an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events

noun

a cry of olé

Word Origin for olé

Spanish, from Arabic wa-llāh, from wa and + allāh God

OLE

/ computing /

abbreviation for

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

ole

1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"

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