holler

When you holler, you yell a little too loudly and abruptly. A kid stuck in a tree might holler for help until someone shows up to help him climb down.

Holler is an informal verb, useful for those times you call out or shout. Your teacher might holler at the class if she gets angry enough, and you might holler at your sister to get out of your room at least once a day. A holler can also be a dip or depression in the land, a hollow. The word dates from the 17th century, a colloquial form of hollo, a variation on hello.

Primary Meanings of holler

1.
vn
utter a sudden loud cry
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
2.
n
a small valley between mountains
Full Definitions of holler
1

v utter a sudden loud cry

Synonyms:
call, cry, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
call
utter in a loud voice or announce
call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
Types:
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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
caterwaul, yowl
utter shrieks, as of cats
squall, waul, wawl
make high-pitched, whiney noises
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v shout out

“He hollered out to surrender our weapons”
Synonyms:
holler out
Type of:
shout
utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

v complain

“What was he hollering about?”
Synonyms:
beef, bellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, grouse, squawk
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

n a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Synonyms:
bellow, bellowing, holla, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl
Type of:
call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
2

n a small valley between mountains

Synonyms:
hollow
Types:
dell, dingle
a small wooded hollow
Type of:
vale, valley
a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river