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

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • "hullo," he growled, stopping short and eying him malevolently with lowered head.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • "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
  • If Tinker kotches you— hullo, what have you done with your patent boots?

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • hullo, there's the universal provider, carrying off the tray.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • hullo, I was just coming to fetch you,” said the new captain.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • 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
  • So he cried "hullo," quite joyously, and searched in his pockets.

  • "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
  • 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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