Halloo vs Haloo - What's the difference?

halloo | haloo |

As verbs the difference between halloo and haloo

is that halloo is to shout while haloo is .

As an interjection halloo

is used to greet someone, or to catch their attention.

As a noun halloo

is a shout of.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Used to greet someone, or to catch their attention
  • Used in hunting to urge on the pursuers
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shout of
  • * Milton
  • List! List! I hear / Some far-off halloo break the silent air.


  • To shout .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1857, author=S. H. Hammond, title=Wild Northern Scenes, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=As our object was rather to enjoy the music of the chase, than to capture the deer, they shouted and hallooed as he entered the water, and he wheeled back, and went tearing in huge affright through the woods, up the island again. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=William Hope Hodgson, title=The Boats of the "Glen Carrig", chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=As we ran, we hallooed , and so came upon the boy, and I saw that he had my sword. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1917, author=Charles S. Brooks, title=There's Pippins And Cheese To Come, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=We hallooed again, to rouse the trapper. }}
  • To encourage with shouts.
  • * Prior
  • Old John hallooes his hounds again.
  • To chase with shouts or outcries.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If I fly / Halloo me like a hare.
  • To call or shout to; to hail.
  • (Shakespeare)




    (en verb)
  • * (Oliver Goldsmith)
  • Scenes shifting, trumpets sounding, mobs halooing , carpets spreading, guards bustling from one door to another; gods, demons, daggers, racks, and ratsbane.