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
utter a sudden loud cry
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
a small valley between mountains
v utter a sudden loud cry
utter in a loud voice or announce
call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
- show 9 types...
- hide 9 types...
shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
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
utter shrieks, as of cats
squall, waul, wawl
make high-pitched, whiney noises