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hella Syllabification: hell·a
Pronunciation: /ˈhelə/

Entry from US English dictionary


Definition of hella in English:


[as submodifier]
Extremely (used for emphasis): I was hella mad
More example sentences
  • Everybody was super stoked, especially Judd who was skating hella hard.
  • Sean wanted to take us to River Legacy park's kinked rail which was hella far away.
  • They got off hella easy; some of them have art first period.


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A large amount or number of: those songs don’t get hella airplay there would be hella people in the streets
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  • We'd go around riding bikes, jump, hittin' hella jumps.
  • I joined a couple crews and got hella fame.
  • He was Hawaiian and Filipino with long hair and hella tattoos and he was all ripped, you know, super buff.


1980s: probably from helluva or hellacious.

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