[ US /ˈhɑˌɫoʊ/ ]
  1. encourage somebody by crying hollo
  2. cry hollo
  3. utter a sudden loud cry
    I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
    she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
  1. a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    his bellow filled the hallway
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How To Use hollo In A Sentence

  • Researchers from the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Henan Province in Zhengzhou found the flutes, crafted from the hollow ulnae (wing bones) of red-crowned crane, among fragments of 30 others at the Neolithic (ca. 8000-2000 B.C.) site of Jiahu in central Henan Province. Oldest Musical Instruments Still Play a Tune
  • The undulating holloway, which has itself sunk through the steady erosion of cartwheels and hooves up to fifteen feet beneath the hillside, translates you from the present into an earlier era when John Nash carved out his woodcuts in English boxwood at the kitchen table under a single lamp-bulb and cultivated the half-wild garden. Wildwood
  • Nemours showed him at once what use to make of the army under his orders, and having enfiladed his National Guard battalions, and placed his artillery in echelons, he formed his cavalry into hollow squares on the right and left of his line, flinging out a cloud of howitzers to fall back upon the main column. Burlesques
  • The driver was 18 to 19 years old, 5ft 6ins tall, hairy with a slim build, dark eyes, a gaunt face and hollow cheeks.
  • Our verbal message will ring hollow if an aspect of the medium potentially says something different. Christianity Today
  • It seemed that every bar, no matter how tiny, had wedged a trio of musicians into a corner - one singing, one playing guitar and another scratching out a raspy beat on the guiro, a hollow gourd played with a stick.
  • He heard the voice as clearly as if it had been whispered in his ear, a hollow, sepulchral voice. THE SERPENT'S MARK
  • The sound of the human whistle, like that in the most primitive instrumental forms - a whistle fashioned from a hollow tube of wood or straw - is made by the turbulence generated in an airstream at the narrow orifice formed by pursing the lips.
  • He looked young, dark and sharp-featured, with hollow cheeks.
  • Other fumitories have the tip of the lower petal like a spoon in that it is hollowed out, but the actual outline from directly above or below is parallel-sided.
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