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interjection hello pronunciation in American English /həˈloʊ/
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  1. 1
    used as a greeting when you meet someone or begin to talk to someone on the telephone
    Hello, my name is Anna.
    say hello: I need to say hello to a few people.
  2. 2
    very informal used for saying that you think someone is not being very sensible or is not paying attention to what is happening
    Hello! There’s no way anyone will give you a job with that haircut.
  3. 3
    mainly British used for expressing surprise or interest
    Hello. What’s that he’s holding?
 

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