/heuh rah", -raw"/, interj.
1. (used as an exclamation of joy, exultation, appreciation, encouragement, or the like.)
2. to shout "hurrah."
3. an exclamation of "hurrah."
4. hubbub; commotion; fanfare.
5. a colorful or tumultuous event; spectacle or celebration: We celebrated the centennial with a three-day hurrah.
6. last or 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, hurray /heuh ray"/, hooray, hoorah.
[1680-90; < G hurra]

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