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[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/
interjection, noun, plural hullos, verb (used with or without object), hulloed, hulloing.
Chiefly British. hello. Unabridged
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  • hullo, Velveteens; mind your fingers if you come any higher.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • hullo, those things are only men,” said Brick, in a tone of relief.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • "hullo there; not so fast," says Holmes, who is bound to stand up for them till they are proved in the wrong.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • "hullo, kid," he said, dropping into the chair vacated by the cynical one.

  • hullo, there's the universal provider, carrying off the tray.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • I often smell them, but he never gives me any; he only says, 'hullo, chick!'

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI Louisa M. Alcott
  • Then Dora came into the room and said hullo, the child is sewing things for her dolls.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • "hullo," he cried, with a brevity characteristic of him when hurried.

  • "hullo," he returned, and seated himself by the man's side, lazily stretching himself in enjoyment of the reflected heat.

    Conjuror's House Stewart Edward White
  • This fighting is as much about the diamond-fields as anything, and— hullo!

    A Dash from Diamond City George Manville Fenn
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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