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holla vb. (see also HOLLOW vb.)
1. to cry out loud, shout (trans. and intr.) Mer.V. V. i. 43 “Leave hollaing” † (old edd. “hollowing”), Tw.N. I. v. 293 “Holla† your name” (F1 “Hallow,” F2 “Hollaw,” Ff3 4 “Hollow”), R2 IV. i. 54 “as many lies As may be holla'd” † (old edd. “hollowed”), 1H4 I. iii. 222 “in his ear I'll holla ‘Mortimer’” (Qq1 2 “hollow”).
2. to call to the hounds in hunting MND. IV. i. 131 “A cry more tuneable Was never holla'd to” (F1 “hallowed”).
3. to call to or after Lr. III. i. 55 “Holla the other” (Qq “hollow”).
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 3.1
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