- 1 used as a greeting when you meet someone, when you answer the telephone, or when you want to attract someone's attention Hello John, how are you? Hello, is there anybody there? Say hello to Liz for me. They exchanged hellos (= said hello to each other) and forced smiles.
- 2(informal) used to show that you think someone has said something stupid or is not paying attention Hello? You didn't really mean that, did you? I'm like, “Hello! Did you even listen?”
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NAmE//həˈloʊ//, NAmE//hɛˈloʊ//, NAmE//ˈhɛloʊ//(pl. hellos)