[ uh-loh-uh, ah-loh-hah ]
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noun, interjection
  1. hello; greetings.

  1. friendly; hospitable; welcoming: The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.

Origin of aloha

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1890–95

Words Nearby aloha Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aloha in a sentence

  • The sun was lowering and birds of evening were beginning to brood over the painted water when The aloha cast anchor.

    Romance Island | Zona Gale
  • For an hour or more the moon, flooding the edge of the deck of The aloha, cast four shadows sharply upon the smooth boards.

    Romance Island | Zona Gale
  • The aloha is his, and so am I, busy body and idle soul, for using up his yacht and his time on a newspaper story.

    Romance Island | Zona Gale

British Dictionary definitions for aloha


/ (əˈləʊə, ɑːˈləʊhɑː) /

noun, sentence substitute
  1. a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye

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