Definition of hello in English:
- Tlingit people do not use such greetings as hello, good-bye, good afternoon, or good evening.
- But instead of a normal greeting like saying hello or something, they hugged.
- I thought it summed up what I wanted to say and it also is a way to say hello!
- They sit in classrooms and cannot hear the teachers so, hello, it is no surprise that we are unable to get good outcomes from our education system.
- She turned down the offer to sing the theme to the TV show… hello!
- I have wanted to re-watch it like a DVD or something, but I couldn't because, hello!
noun (plural hellos)Back to top
- They sauntered past us and nodded their hellos in our general direction.
- After a couple of polite hellos and a social drink, excuses were made and a wave of relief washed over everyone as they shut the car door.
- Colin Spencer still stood by the desk no one signed in at; and he still smiled and nodded his hellos and goodbyes to every oblivious face that passed him by as though he was host to this year's biggest A-list birthday bash.
verb (helloes, helloing, helloed)[no object] Back to top
- ‘Hi Kirsten,’ he helloed, obviously calling me Kirsten on purpose.
- He halloed me back and set about making some more porridge.
- After all the helloing and such, he would sit down and talk to me in a gruff, military kind of way.
late 19th century: variant of earlier hollo; related to holla.
This, like hallo (mid 16th century) a form found well into the 20th century and still common in the policeman's ‘'Allo, 'Allo, 'Allo’, is a variant of the earlier word hollo (early 16th century) and halloo (mid 16th century). They all come from cries used to urge on hunting dogs, and keep in touch will others in the field. Holler (late 17th century) is yet another form, now mainly found in the USA. Compare cooee
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