Definitions for hellohɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛl oʊ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hello
hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do(noun)
an expression of greeting
"every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
"Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.
A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someoneu2019s arrival or presence.
A greeting used when answering the telephone.
Hello? How may I help you?
A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.
Hello? Is anyone there?
Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed or referred to has done something the speaker or writer considers to be foolish.
You just tried to start your car with your cell phone. Hello?
An expression of puzzlement or discovery.
Hello! Whatu2019s going on here?
Origin: hello (first attested in 1846) from hallo (attested 1840), from holla, hollo (attested 1588). This variant of hallo is often credited to Thomas Edison as a coinage for telephone use, but its appearance in print predates the invention of the telephone by several decades.
Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is attested in writing as early as the 1860s.
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