- (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.)
- the cry “hallo!”
- a shout of exultation.
- to call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after hunting dogs.
- to incite or chase (something) with shouts and cries of “hallo!”
- to cry “hallo” to (someone).
- to shout (something).
Origin of hallo
Examples from the Web for hallo
Somebody told Mr. Dewey who was coming, and he was just ready to say, "Hallo, Tip!"
It so happened that Sandoz, who had turned round, said to Claude: 'Hallo!His Masterpiece
Hallo, boy, did you see a rabbit cross the road there just now?
“Hallo,” he exclaimed; only he could not stop a moment to ask if she was hurt.Chance
She heard Harry Hagberd say, "Hallo, dad," then a clanging clatter.To-morrow
- a variant spelling of hello
- a variant spelling of halloo
Word Origin and History for hallo
shout to call attention, 1781, earlier hollo, holla (see hello). Halow as a shipman's cry to incite effort is from mid-15c.; Halloo as a verb, "to pursue with shouts, to shout in the chase," from late 14c. Cf. also harou, cry of distress, late 13c., from French.