halloo

[huh-loo]
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Examples from the Web for halloo

Historical Examples of halloo

  • With song and halloo and blast of horns, they swept away into the forest.

  • Carefully trying to place it in his scarf, he heard the halloo, 'Who goes there?'

  • There had been another ride when he had come to her in a halloo of storms.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • So I stood in my boat waving the cloak over my head and shouting “Halloo!”

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Keep the boy close beside you, and when you need help, halloo.

    Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for halloo

halloo

hallo or halloa (həˈləʊ)

sentence substitute
  1. a shout to attract attention, esp to call hounds at a hunt
noun plural -loos, -los or -loas
  1. a shout of "halloo"
verb -loos, -looing, -looed, -los, -loing, -loed, -loas, -loaing or -loaed
  1. to shout (something) to (someone)
  2. (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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