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hel·lo

 (hĕ-lō′, hə-)
interj.
Used to greet someone, answer the telephone, or express surprise.
n. pl. hel·los
A calling or greeting of "hello."
intr.v. hel·loed, hel·lo·ing, hel·loes
To call "hello."

[Alteration of hallo, alteration of obsolete holla, stop!, perhaps from Old French hola : ho, ho! + la, there (from Latin illāc, that way).]

hello

(hɛˈləʊ; hə-; ˈhɛləʊ) ,

hallo

or

hullo

sentence substitute
1. an expression of greeting used on meeting a person or at the start of a telephone call
2. a call used to attract attention
3. an expression of surprise
4. an expression used to indicate that the speaker thinks his or her listener is naive or slow to realize something: Hello? Have you been on Mars for the past two weeks or something?.
n, pl -los
the act of saying or calling "hello"
[C19: see hallo]

hel•lo

(hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛl oʊ)

interj., n., pl. -los, interj.
1. (used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention.)
2. (used as an exclamation of surprise, wonder, etc.)
3. (used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed.)
n.
4. an act or instance of saying “hello”; greeting.
v.i.
5. to say or shout “hello.”
v.t.
6. to say “hello” to.
Also, esp. Brit., hullo.
[1850–55, Amer.; variant of hallo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hello - an expression of greetinghello - an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

hello

interjection hi (informal), greetings, how do you do?, good morning, good evening, good afternoon, welcome, kia ora (N.Z.), gidday or g'day (Austral. & N.Z.) Hello. I won't shake hands because they're filthy.
Translations
ало
hola
ahojhalónazdarno nazdar
hallohejdav
saluton
hallohallooheitere
halooheimoimoikkaterve
halo
hallóhalló!helló!
haihalo
halló
もしもし
avesalve
alioei!ohosveiki
hallo!
alohaló
ahojdobrý deňhalóno nazdarservus
halohejživio
ćaozdravoздравоћао
hallåmen hallå
jambo
аллослухаю
a-lô

hello

[hʌˈləʊ] EXCL
1. (= greeting) → ¡hola!, ¿qué tal?, ¿qué hubo? (Mex, Chile)
2. (Telec) (= answering) → ¡diga!, ¡hola!, ¡bueno! (Mex), ¡aló! (S. Cone); (= calling) → ¡oiga!, ¡escuche!
3. (= surprise) → ¡vaya!, ¡ándale! (LAm)
hello, what's all this!¡vaya or hombre!, ¿qué tenemos aquí?
4. (= attention) → ¡oiga!, ¡escuche!

hello

[həˈləʊ] excl
(gen)bonjour!
(less formal)salut!
(on phone)allô !
(surprise)tiens!hell-raiser [ˈhɛlreɪzər] n (= person) → patachon m

hello

interjhallo; say hello to your auntsag deiner Tante mal schönGuten or guten Tag!“; say hello to your parents (from me)grüß deine Eltern (von mir); hello, hello, hello! what’s going on here?nanu or he! was ist denn hier los?
nHallo nt

hello

[həˈləʊ] excl (on meeting sb) → ciao!; (more formal) → buon giorno!; (in surprise) → ma guarda! (Telec) → pronto!; (to attract attention) → ehi!

hello,

hallo,

hullo

(həˈləu) interjection, nouns
a word used as a greeting, to attract attention, or to express surprise. Say hello to your aunt; `Hullo,' I said to myself, `What's going on here?'
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