Part of speech: interjection

An exclamation used in accosting or calling the attention: used also as verb and noun. hallo.

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Usage examples "halloo":

  1. This induces them to obey beyond any method of training, as they feel a certain dependence upon the man, and they answer his halloo or the horn without a moment's hesitation. - "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
  2. Refreshed by it, he rapidly overcame the sensation of giddiness, and began to retrace his steps through the winding arches, thinking with some satisfaction as he went, what a romantic incident he would have to relate to Lorimer and his other friends, when a sudden glare of light illumined the passage, and he was brought to an abrupt standstill by the sound of a wild " Halloo!" - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
  3. Presently he could hear a galloping horse and a faint halloo down the valley, out of which he had just come. - "Darrel of the Blessed Isles", Irving Bacheller.