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[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/
interjection, noun, plural hullos, verb (used with or without object), hulloed, hulloing.
Chiefly British. hello. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We both did this simultaneously, and simultaneously exclaimed "hullo!"

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • "hullo," he growled, stopping short and eying him malevolently with lowered head.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • If he had not said please he should have ho'd and hullo'd in vain, but at that word I turned.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • "hullo, Babs," Eric found no difficulty in remaining composed.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • hullo—do you always drum with your fingers on the table like that?

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • If Tinker kotches you— hullo, what have you done with your patent boots?

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • hullo, I was just coming to fetch you,” said the new captain.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • hullo, Mr. Thomas,” he said, “have you come up to see Mr. Mortby?

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • So he cried "hullo," quite joyously, and searched in his pockets.

  • hullo,” said Mrs. Carter, in a warm voice that Peggy liked.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
British Dictionary definitions for hullo


sentence substitute, noun
a variant of hello
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hullo

call to attract attention, by 1828; see hello.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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