halloo

[ huh-loo ]
/ həˈlu /

interjection, noun, plural hal·loos, verb (used with or without object), hal·looed, hal·loo·ing.


Nearby words

  1. halling,
  2. hallion's test,
  3. hallmark,
  4. hallo,
  5. halloa,
  6. hallopeau's disease,
  7. halloumi,
  8. hallow,
  9. hallowed,
  10. halloween

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British Dictionary definitions for halloo

halloo

hallo or halloa (həˈləʊ)

/ (həˈluː) /

sentence substitute

a shout to attract attention, esp to call hounds at a hunt

noun plural -loos, -los or -loas

a shout of "halloo"

verb -loos, -looing, -looed, -los, -loing, -loed, -loas, -loaing or -loaed

to shout (something) to (someone)
(tr) to urge on or incite (dogs) with shouts

Word Origin for halloo

C16: perhaps variant of hallow to encourage hounds by shouting

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