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a·lo·ha

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

[Hawaiian.]

aloha

(əˈləʊə; ɑːˈləʊhɑː)
n, sentence substitute
a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye

a•lo•ha

(əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ)

n., pl. -has,
interj.
1. hello; greetings.
2. farewell.
[1890–95; < Hawaiian: literally, love]

aloha

A Hawaiian word meaning love, used as both a greeting and a farewell.
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.
Sleepy passengers crowd the decks and instantly identify the 184-foot-tall Aloha Tower--since 1926, Oahu's ultimate beacon of welcome.
Above the music and over the booming public address system at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, a soothing voice competes with the petal-dropping helicopter's whirling finale.