from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Variant of halloo.

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  • interj. A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention to something or to incite; a shout.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See halloo.


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  • While we were examining the wreck we heard a distant "halloa" from the mainland.

    The Scientific American Boy The Camp at Willow Clump Island

  • The old man was only unnerved for a moment; then turning his back to the sea and putting his hands to his mouth, he gave a loud "halloa," which echoed across the silent bay, but brought no other response.

    A Child of the Glens or, Elsie's Fortune

  • There came a loud cry of "halloa," and Jasper went to the window.

    The Starbucks

  • "It suggests -- halloa, my dear fellow, what on earth is the matter?"

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Then he will play sentinel and go his rounds; if a prop or funnel wants supporting, he will set it up; and when the hare comes with the hounds behind her he will urge her forwards to the toils, with shout and halloa thundering at her heels.

    On Hunting

  • It is the Inalienable Right of some among them, to take the field after THEIR Happiness equipped with cat and cartwhip, stocks, and iron collar, and to shout their view halloa!

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • What the doose are they about — why, halloa, Darling!


  • Ah, the Yordases were Yorkists — halloa! what is here?

    Mary Anerley

  • I gave a view-halloa, took to my heels, collared my gentleman, and brought him back to where there was already quite a group about the screaming child.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • When you hear some wild halloa, informing you that one fox has gone in the direction exactly opposite to that in which the hounds are hunting, are you sure that the noise is not made about a second fox?

    Phineas Redux


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