Hurray vs Hooray what difference

what is difference between Hurray and Hooray

English

Interjection

hurray

  1. Alternative spelling of hurrah

Verb

hurray (third-person singular simple present hurrays, present participle hurraying, simple past and past participle hurrayed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To cheer with a “hurray”.


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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