Meaning of “hello” - Learner’s Dictionary


exclamation also UK hallo us uk /helˈəʊ/

A1 used to greet someone:

Hello, Chris, how are things?

More examples

  • I said hello, but he didn't even look at me.
  • Hello Andy, how are you?
  • I'll just go and say hello to Ann.
  • Oh, hello Jane, I didn't see you there.
  • Hello there, how are you?

A1 used to start a conversation on the telephone:

Hello, this is Alex.

(Definition of “hello” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)