hello

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hello is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
hello

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /həˈləʊ̯/, /hɛˈləʊ̯/, SAMPA: /h@"l@U/
  • (US) enPR: hĕ-lō' or hə-lō', IPA: /hɛˈloʊ̯/ or /həˈloʊ̯/, SAMPA: /hE"loU/ or /h@"loU/
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Greeting
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Interjection[change]

Interjection
hello

  1. You say, "hello" in greeting when you meet someone new or someone you know.
    "Good morning, James!" "Hello, Jimbob! How are you?"

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