Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Another form of hello.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection See hollo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection UK Alternative form of hello. (Greeting.)
  • interjection UK, dated Alternative form of hello. (expressing puzzlement or discovery)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an expression of greeting

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His alternative was 'hello', a sligh alteration of 'hullo' which up until that point had been an expression of surprise as in 'hullo, what's going on here?

    Interesting facts

  • His alternative was 'hello', a sligh alteration of 'hullo' which up until that point had been an expression of surprise as in 'hullo, what's going on here?

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Her hullo was a trifle awkward, but Philip didn't seem to notice.

    Last April Fair

  • If this was the UK, I would expect to be ushered to a table (probably grumbling inwardly about the empty tables I passed on the way), then, once seated, make a curt nod and "hullo" to my table mates before either engaging in quiet conversation with my companion or looking pensively out of the window, trying hard to look like I'm thinking of Very Important Things.

    Amtrak adventures

  • She cringed deprecat-ingly at his touch, gave him a sickly smile and whispered "hullo" on a gasp of intaken breath.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • I heard him say 'hullo' and realizing what I had done, hung up the phone right away.

    ecstasia Diary Entry

  • Just a very quick entry to say "hullo" from sunny Palm Cove!

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  • Just a very quick entry to say "hullo" from sunny Palm Cove!

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • Close to fifty thousand pairs of hands punched the air in time with the 'hullo's, satisfied grins masking their relief at seeing a second goal go in before the interval.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Close to fifty thousand pairs of hands punched the air in time with the 'hullo's, safisfied grins masking their relief at seeing a second goal go in before the interval.

    Boiling a frog

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