holler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v holler complain "What was he hollering about?"
    • v holler utter a sudden loud cry "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle","I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
    • v holler shout out "He hollered out to surrender our weapons"
    • n holler a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) "his bellow filled the hallway"
    • n holler a small valley between mountains "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n holler A common vulgar form of hollo.
    • ***

Quotations

  • Fulghum Robert
    Fulghum Robert
    “To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, What's it for?”

Usage

In literature:

That's the little chap that told me to holler.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
I reckon she won't find no chance ter raise a holler fore he's got her tied good an' strong.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
I was coming out to get her when I heard you holler.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Whyn't you holler at the gate?
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
It'll be up a holler stump, whar I thought it had gone long ago!
"The Boy Trapper" by Harry Castlemon
He hollered round and acted for quite a spell, but the man wuz gone for good, and Josiah's money with him.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
She hollers and bellers and squalls and squawks.
"Gentle Julia" by Booth Tarkington
She don't 'pear to know nuthin', an' when I say help me, she jest stan' an' holler like mad.
"The Harvest of Years" by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
Why don't we holler?
"The Bobbsey Twins at Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Yassum, us allus did git moughty oneasy ef er scritch owl hollered et night.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
***

In poetry:

If I had wings just like a bird
Do you know what I'd do?
I'd fly way up into the sky
An' holler down at you.
"If I Could Fly" by Edwin Carty Ranck
(Of course, you know that the yell "Yo-ho!"
Should mean, "Slack stidder and cast!"
And you understand the simple command
When the Capting hollers, "Avast!")
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
To the ranch they did do where Pete hollered "whoa."
Then asked the boss what he'd pay—
"My mount is docile fer I've rode her a mile,
And we're a-huntin' a job today."
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
Over hill and holler and ford and creek
Jest like the hosses had wings, we tore;
We got to Looney's, and Ben come in
And laid down the baby and axed for his gin,
And dropped in a heap on the floor.
"Golyer" by John Hay
And I like to slice 'em up in big pieces fer 'em all,
Espeshally the childern, and watch theyr high delight
As one by one the rines with theyr pink notches falls,
And they holler fer some more, with unquenched
appetite.
"Wortermelon Time" by James Whitcomb Riley
You kin smile and turn yer nose up, and joke and hev yer fun,
And laugh and holler "Tail-holts is better holts'n none!
Ef the city suits you better w'y, hit's where you'd ort'o be--
But the little Town o' Tailholt's good enough fer me!
"The Little Town O' Tailholt" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

HOLLERING THE CHICAGO BLUES SOUND.
Brian Hannon urged Lindsay Holler (above) to make this year's revival, featuring Rachel Kate Gillon, a fundraiser for the Gram Parsons Foundation.
Kenny Marchant 's quiet style doesn't jibe with modern politicians who like to scream and holler on talk shows.
Edward Holler has lived 50 feet from the Mexican border in Nogales , Ariz. For most of his life.
The cut at Provincial Road 331 at Hoop and Holler Bend (pictured), southeast of Portage la Prairie, will allow part of the Assiniboine River's flow into the Elm River and on to the La Salle watershed.
A dollar makes her holler but candy bars and soda really get Honey Boo Boo Child going.
A year or so ago Susan and I were driving through Windsor when she hollered to STOP.
Just off I-10 in Texas, Woman Hollering Creek is a near-dry stream richer in legend than water.
Every year I drive down Stodgin Holler and find it hard to believe how small was the little house that contained so many memories.
'Let the soldier through,' hollered the baseball great.
I am sure you will hear the yips and hollers from the Winona Grange when the group, Little Black Train www.
A shy man hollers from across the valley.
The neighbors hollered it out the window when they were trying to sleep and you were trying out your new stereo.
Woman Hollering Creek's name evokes chilling explanations.
Austin Steadman tries to drive around Dylan Holler Wednesday during UC Santa Cruz men's basketball practice.
***

In science:

This ensures that the sub-bands span the desired frequency range and is discussed further in Holler et al. (2007).
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
We define the Holler value Mi as {S ∈ W m : i ∈ S }.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
Compared to the Banzhaf index and the Shapley-Shubik index, both the Holler index and the Deegan-Packel index do not always satisfy the monotonicity condition.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
We can use a similar technique to also prove that it is NP-hard to compute the Holler index of players in a WVG.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
Holler index: Transform W into W m and then compute the Holler indices.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
***