(used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
to shout “hurrah.”
an exclamation of “hurrah.”
hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
Idioms about hurrah
last / final hurrah, a final moment or occasion of glory or achievement: The new play will be her last hurrah as an actress before she retires.
- Also hur·ray [huh-rey], /həˈreɪ/, hoo·ray [hoo-rey], /hʊˈreɪ/, hoo·rah [hoo-rah] /hʊˈrɑ/ .
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How to use hurrah in a sentence
In a last hurrah before exploding, a star brightened, suggesting that it blasted some of its outer layers into space.An early outburst portends a star’s imminent death | Emily Conover | January 14, 2022 | Science News
Some streamers and viewers had already made peace with the closing and opted out of the final hurrah.What happens when Twitch ends a community? Ask the streamers of ‘Twitch Sings.’ | Michael Koczwara | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
I’d say that there are two conditions under which going for the hurrah makes sense.
Michael Vick The next couple seasons should be the last hurrah for the almost 34-year-old quarterback.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins | Ben Teitelbaum | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then perhaps one more in December 2015 and maybe one final hurrah in 2016.
If an editor at the paper will speak up for journalistic ethics, hurrah.
If this is indeed her last hurrah, as many Democrats were predicting yesterday, Pelosi gave no hint of when she might step down.Nancy Pelosi Decides to Stay as Democratic Leader, Maps Out Women’s Future | Eleanor Clift | November 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In honor of this last hurrah, The Daily Beast has combed through clips of past debates.GOP’s Most Awkward Debate Moments: Crying, Flip-Flops, More (Video) | The Daily Beast | February 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aunt Jane sat on the front seat; uncle Tom jumped up beside her with the reins in his hands; the children shouted "hurrah!"The Nursery, November 1881, Vol. XXX | Various
A rousing hurrah resounded from thousands of throats as the Emperors train entered the station.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
A loud hurrah rings out from the soldiers who watch them from the Falmouth shore.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
It was not a hurrah that they gave so much as a wild, jubilant cry of inexpressible joy.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
We met him about fifty yards from the boat, and raised a loud hurrah.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for hurrah
a cheer of joy, victory, etc
to shout "hurrah"
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