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hurrah

[ huh-rah, -raw ]
/ həˈrɑ, -ˈrɔ /
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interjection

(used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)

verb (used without object)

to shout “hurrah.”

noun

an exclamation of “hurrah.”
hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.

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Idioms for 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/ .

Origin of hurrah

First recorded in 1680–90; from German hurra
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British Dictionary definitions for hurrah

hurrah

hooray (huːˈreɪ) or hurray (hʊˈreɪ)

/ (hʊˈrɑː) /

interjection, noun

a cheer of joy, victory, etc

verb

to shout "hurrah"

Word Origin for hurrah

C17: probably from German hurra; compare huzzah
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