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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
hel•lo /hɛˈloʊ, hə-, ˈhɛloʊ/USA pronunciation
interj., n., pl. -los. interj.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- This word is used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention:Hello, how are you?
- This word is used to express surprise, wonder, etc.:"Hello, what's this?'' said the detective.
- an act or instance of saying "hello'';
greeting:a mumbled hello.
(he lō′, hə-, hel′ō),USA pronunciation interj., n., pl. -los, v., -loed, -lo•ing. interj.
- (used to express a greeting, answer a telephone, or attract attention.)
- (an exclamation of surprise, wonder, elation, etc.)
- (used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed):You're gonna go out with him ? Hello!
- the call "hello'' (used as an expression of greeting):She gave me a warm hello.
- to say "hello'';
to cry or shout:I helloed, but no one answered.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] hullo.
- to say "hello'' to (someone):We helloed each other as though nothing had happened.
(used derisively to question the comprehension, intelligence, or common sense of the person being addressed):You're gonna go out with him? Hello!
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hello, hallo, hullo /hɛˈləʊ hə-; ˈhɛləʊ/ sentence substitute
n ( pl -los)
- an expression of greeting used on meeting a person or at the start of a telephone call
- a call used to attract attention
- an expression of surprise
- an expression used to indicate that the speaker thinks his or her listener is naive or slow to realize something: Hello? Have you been on Mars for the past two weeks or something?
Etymology: 19th Century: see hallo
- the act of saying or calling "hello"
'hello' also found in these entries:
British greetings [hello, ay-up, wotcha, and others]
Comma after Hello, Hi, etc
comma between 'hi' / 'hello' and name [salutation]: Hi, Paul, I
comma or colon with speech tag: With a dry mouth he said: 'hello!'
Defining "Hello" grammatically
Don't forget to say hello to your mom. [Response to]
General: send my hello to your family
give my love to X / say hello to X
Good morning / Hello / Excuse me, Sir.
Greet/wish someone Hello, Namashkaar or Assalam-o-alaikum?
Greeting a professor: Hello, or something else?
Hello , I m not sure about a few sentences !
hello (expression of surprise)
hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone
Hello [used only formally?]
Hello / Hi / Hey
hello and duh
Hello and other greetings
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Hello can someone help me to get the idea around this Lines
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Hello everyone, I met questions in the sentence " that to be thus frankly addressed " of Jane Eyre.
Hello guys!/ Hello guys.
hello I must
Hello Kitty and Snoopy
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Hello Mr. or Dear Mr. [email]
Hello or Excuse Me in this case? -Politeness
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