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interjection hello pronunciation in American English /həˈloʊ/
  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. 3
    mainly British used for expressing surprise or interest

    Hello. What's that he's holding?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of hello


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