Definition of hello
- hello there
- waved hello
They welcomed us with a warm hello.
we said our hellos and got right down to business
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First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
—used as a greeting
: the act of saying the word hello to someone as a greeting
—used when you are answering the telephone
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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