There are 2 main definitions of hi in English:

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hi 1

Pronunciation: /hī/

exclamation

informal
Used as a friendly greeting or to attract attention: “Hi there. How was the flight?”
More example sentences
  • Hi, Jessica, how are you?
  • ‘Hi, is Danielle there?’ asked a guy's voice.
  • Hi there everyone. My name's Jeb.

Origin

Natural exclamation: first recorded in late Middle English.

Words that rhyme with hi

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai

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There are 2 main definitions of hi in English:

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HI 2

abbreviation

Hawaii (in official postal use).

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