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a·lo·ha(ə-lō′hä′, ä-) Chiefly Hawaii
Used as a traditional greeting or farewell.
Friendliness, kindness, or affection.
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a•lo•ha(əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ)
n., pl. -has,
1. hello; greetings.
[1890–95; < Hawaiian: literally, love]
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A Hawaiian word meaning love, used as both a greeting and a farewell.
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|Noun||1.||aloha - an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)|
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
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