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 (ə-lō′hä′, ä-) Chiefly Hawaii
Used as a traditional greeting or farewell.
Friendliness, kindness, or affection.

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(əˈləʊə; ɑːˈləʊhɑː)
n, sentence substitute
a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye
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(əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ)

n., pl. -has,
1. hello; greetings.
2. farewell.
[1890–95; < Hawaiian: literally, love]
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A Hawaiian word meaning love, used as both a greeting and a farewell.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aloha - an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)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"
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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It is quiet harborside on this Sunday night, though a dozen or so vocal and enthusiastic diners at nearby Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant shout their alohas. Council-member Mansho returns late at night with her happy band of volunteers: hula dancers, singers, musicians, streamer tossers, and confetti throwers.
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