Definition of hello
: an expression or gesture of greeting —used interjectionally in greeting, in answering the telephone, or to express surprise hello there waved hello
Examples of hello in a Sentence
They welcomed us with a warm hello.
we said our hellos and got right down to business
Recent Examples of hello from the Web
Say hello to the all-new 2018 LC (Luxury Coupe) 500 and its hybrid sibling, the LC 500h.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michael Spitzer, a 2-year-old from Upper Arlington, says hello to everyone -- even in the grocery store.
The beautiful couple were dancing away in front of the crowd, where smartphones were aplenty, when Chrissy did a little twirl and her left boob popped out for a quick hello.
More: Say hello to the Louisville Zoo's new zebra Azizi Male giraffes grow to be 15-18 feet tall and weigh 1,200-1,800 pounds.
How I was treated This counter-service restaurant is the type of spot where the owner says hello to nearly every diner who walks through the door — and checks in on his or her experience.
Say hello to Airbus's new Racer craft, unveiled at the 2017 Paris Air Show.
Johnson explained that such a gesture on his desires would be understood after saying hello to George if and when the two would see one another this summer in Los Angeles.
Say hello to Lucky Star, Schumann, Feida, Brother, AJ, and Full Moon.
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Origin and Etymology of hello
alteration of hollo
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
HELLO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hello for English Language Learners
—used as a greeting
: the act of saying the word hello to someone as a greeting
—used when you are answering the telephone
HELLO Defined for Kids
Definition of hello for Students
—used as a greeting or to express surprise
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