Definition of mahalo in English:


Syllabification: ma·ha·lo
Pronunciation: /ˈmäˌhälō

exclamation & noun

A Hawaiian word used when thanking someone: mahalo to all of you who took the time to vote
More example sentences
  • ‘How much do I owe you?’ he asked after the third set. ‘Twenty-five.’ He gave him thirty. ‘Mucho mahalo.’
  • A big mahalo to Adrienne LaFrance for her well-written and informative article exploring issues associated with confinement of elephants at Honolulu Zoo.
  • Mahalo for making it all come alive for me once again and keep up the good work.



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