Hurrah vs Hooray what difference

what is difference between Hurrah and Hooray

English

Alternative forms

  • hoorah, hooray, hurra, hurray

Etymology

Unknown. Possibly adopted from German hurra, itself of uncertain origin, or possibly an alteration of huzzah.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /həˈɹɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Interjection

hurrah

  1. Expressing approval, appreciation, or happiness.

Synonyms

  • (expression of approval): see Thesaurus:well done
  • (expression of joy): see Thesaurus:yay

Translations

Noun

hurrah (plural hurrahs)

  1. A cheer; a cry of hurrah!.

Derived terms

  • the last hurrah

Translations

Verb

hurrah (third-person singular simple present hurrahs, present participle hurrahing, simple past and past participle hurrahed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give a hurrah (to somebody).


English

Alternative forms

  • hurray, hurrah, huzzah, hoorah

Etymology

Unknown, first attested in the late 17th c. Possible etymologies:

  • Alteration of huzzah. This is however questionable.
  • From hurra in German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian, húrra in Icelandic, hoera in Dutch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /həˈɹeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Interjection

hooray

  1. Used to express approval, joy or victory.

Synonyms

  • (expression of approval): see Thesaurus:well done
  • (expression of joy): see Thesaurus:yay

Derived terms

  • hip hip hooray
  • hip hip hurrah

Translations

Noun

hooray (plural hoorays)

  1. A shout to signify victory.
  2. An expression of excitement.

Translations

Verb

hooray (third-person singular simple present hoorays, present participle hooraying, simple past and past participle hoorayed)

  1. To shout an expression of excitement.

Synonyms

  • hurrah

Translations

Anagrams

  • yarooh

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