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an informal way of saying hello
the usual polite way of greeting someone when you meet them for the first time
used in formal situations as a polite way of greeting someone when you meet them for the first time
used for saying hello to someone in the morning/afternoon/evening. Used especially when addressing an audience
a more informal way of saying hello to someone in the morning/afternoon/evening
used for saying hello to someone you already know
used when you meet a close friend that you have not seen for a long time
This is the American English definition of hello. View British English definition of hello.
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