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HOLLER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does holler mean? 

HOLLER (noun)
  The noun HOLLER has 2 senses:

1. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
2. a small valley between mountains

  Familiarity information: HOLLER used as a noun is rare.


HOLLER (verb)
  The verb HOLLER has 3 senses:

1. shout out
2. utter a sudden loud cry
3. complain

  Familiarity information: HOLLER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOLLER (noun)


Sense 1holler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bellow; yowl; holloa; hollo; hollering; holler; holla; bellowing; roar; roaring

Context example:

his bellow filled the hallway

Hypernyms ("holler" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


Sense 2holler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small valley between mountains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

holler; hollow

Context example:

he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

Hypernyms ("holler" is a kind of...):

vale; valley (a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "holler"):

dell; dingle (a small wooded hollow)


HOLLER (verb)


Sense 1holler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shout out

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

holler; holler out

Context example:

He hollered out to surrender our weapons

Hypernyms (to "holler" is one way to...):

shout (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue holler
They holler that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2holler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a sudden loud cry

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scream; cry; yell; shout out; holler; squall; shout; hollo; call

Context examples:

she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle / I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Hypernyms (to "holler" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "holler"):

hollo (cry hollo)

hurrah (shout 'hurrah!')

halloo (shout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention)

whoop (shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm)

pipe; pipe up; shriek; shrill (utter a shrill cry)

howl; roar; ululate; wail; yaup; yawl (emit long loud cries)

screak; screech; skreak; skreigh; squawk (utter a harsh abrupt scream)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3holler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complain

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

gripe; bellyache; beef; grouse; squawk; holler; crab

Context example:

What was he hollering about?

Hypernyms (to "holler" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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