holloa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n holloa a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) "his bellow filled the hallway"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Holloa Same as Hollo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • holloa Same as hollo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Holloa hol-lō′ ho, there! attend!
    • interj Holloa hol-lō′ (naut.) the usual response to 'Ahoy!'
    • n Holloa hol-lō′ a loud shout
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. holàho and —L. illac, there; the other forms are due to confusion with halloo.

Usage

In literature:

A shout settled the question at once, for it was replied to by a loud holloa from Ruby.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Will even Snooks cry out, 'Holloa, you fellow!
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
Finding that I had the use of my voice, I holloaed as loudly as I could, but no human note responded.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
It will be time enough to holloa then.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Holloa, I say, whither away so fast?
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
My word, didn't he holloa!
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
That mysterious holloaing about worm-casts was just such another disagreement.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
He could not reach her to pull her out, and all his holloaing and shouting was so much waste of breath.
"Cornwall's Wonderland" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Do you hear them niggers holloaing like so many tom-cats?
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
I hit David in the dark, and he holloaed out.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
I advise you not to holloa till you are out of the wood.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Holloa, Hinton, are you ready?
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
Holloa, I say, open your door; and let's have a look at you.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Well, if I do I won't holloa.
"Draw Swords!" by George Manville Fenn
Old O'Reilly gave a laugh and an attempt at a holloa.
"Further Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OEnone Somerville
On the way he heard John's voice holloaing for his master, and kept close to the hedge till he had quite turned the corner.
"Strange Stories" by Grant Allen
Do not holloa till you are out of the wood.
"Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases" by Thomas Preston
Ned gave a view holloa.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
Pushing it open, the Master bustled into the meadow, holloaing and shouting with much zeal, but to little purpose.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
This was no sooner observed by Sir Hugh, than hastily stopping his chair, he called after them aloud, 'Holloa!
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
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In poetry:

Poison the steel of the plunging dart,
Holloa your hounds to their station!
I march to my ruin with such a heart
As a king to his coronation.
"The Retort Discourteous" by Stephen Vincent Benet
"To holloa and kick is a very bad plan:
Get it over, my tulips, as soon as you can;
You'd better lay hold of a good lump of lead,
And cling to it tightly until you are dead.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert
As we leave our country station there's a holloa
(If it's but the engine whistle, never mind!).
By the window I am sitting, and I follow
Where the horn of fancy tells me of a find.
"A Gallop From The Train" by William Henry Ogilvie
The crew were but three, but they holloa'd for nine,
They howled and they blubbered with wail and with whine:
The skipper he fainted away in the fore,
For he hadn't the heart for to skip any more.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Of all the winds I knew
I thought, and how they muttered in the yew,
Or raved under the eaves,
Or nosed the fallen dry leaves,
Or with harsh voice holloa'd the orchard round,
With snapped limbs littering the ground.
"The Yew" by John Freeman