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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
golden hello
▪ New teachers are given golden hellos.
say hello/goodbye
▪ I came to say goodbye.
hello, stranger!
Hello! How are you doing?
Hello! Is anybody home?
Hello, may I speak to Terry, please?
▪ You really thought she would just give you the money? Hello?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hello \Hel*lo"\, interj. & n. An exclamation used as a greeting, to call attention, as an exclamation of surprise, or to encourage one. This variant of Halloo and Holloo has become the dominant form. In the United States, it is the most common greeting used in answering a telephone.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1883, alteration of hallo, itself an alteration of holla, hollo, a shout to attract attention, which seems to go back to at least c.1400. Perhaps from holla! "stop, cease." OED cites Old High German hala, hola, emphatic imperative of halon, holon "to fetch," "used especially in hailing a ferryman." Fowler lists halloo, hallo, halloa, halloo, hello, hillo, hilloa, holla, holler, hollo, holloa, hollow, hullo, and writes, "The multiplicity of forms is bewildering ...." Popularity as a greeting coincides with use of the telephone, where it won out over Alexander Graham Bell's suggestion, ahoy. Central telephone exchange operators were known as hello-girls (1889). Hello, formerly an Americanism, is now nearly as common as hullo in Britain (Say who you are; do not just say 'hello' is the warning given in our telephone directories) and the Englishman cannot be expected to give up the right to say hello if he likes it better than his native hullo. [H.W. Fowler, "A Dictionary of Modern English Usage," 1926]


interj. 1 (non-gloss definition A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledge acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.) 2 (non-gloss definition: A greeting used when answering the telephone.) 3 (non-gloss definition: A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.) n. "hello#Interjection!" or an equivalent greeting. vb. (context transitive English) To greet with "hello".


n. an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos" [syn: hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do]

Hello (The Beloved song)

"Hello" is a remix single by The Beloved. "Hello" appears on the Happiness album. By peaking at #19 in the UK, on 5 January 1990, it was, at the time, their highest-charting single, a record it held for almost exactly 3 years, until " Sweet Harmony," the first single taken from the Conscience album, reached Number 8, on 18 January 1993, this way becoming the band's new highest-charting single, a record it still holds.

At least three additional remixes were exclusive to other formats: "Hello (Boys & Girls)" and "Hello (Uncle Arthur)" appeared on the 12-inch vinyl version, and "Hello (Dolly)" appeared on both the cassette and 7-inch versions. In addition, a Razormaid! remix of the song appeared on the Razormaid! Anniversary 9.0 compilation album. As for "Hello (What's All This Then?)" and "Hello (Honky Tonk)," two of the five remixes of the main title on the CD single release, they would both later resurface on the following Blissed Out remix album, the sister release to Happiness, the second remix only featuring on the CD and MC editions of the work, but not on the vinyl LP, which only contained the first. The MC edition only of Blissed Out also included "Paradise (My Darling, My Angel)," representing then previously unreleased sixth track on the "Hello" CD single.

The videoclip was inspired by the film Altered States

Hello (Poe album)

Hello is the debut album by American singer/songwriter Poe, released in 1995 on Modern Records. The album was called "innovative" by critics due to its incorporation of R&B samples into an electronic soundscape, something that was fairly unheard of at the time.

Hello (airline)

Hello AG, operating as Hello, was a Swiss charter airline, offering holiday flights to destinations around the Mediterranean Sea out of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva International Airport and Zürich Airport. The airline's head office is located at the General Aviation site in EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France, near Basel.

Hello (band)

Hello is an English teen appeal glam rock band. They originally recorded for the Bell Records label.

Hello (Follow Your Own Star)
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Hello (Poe song)

"Hello" is the second single released by singer-songwriter Poe. When first released, the single was a moderate success but fared much better on the charts when a remix of the song was introduced. The music video, which featured a The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari theme was co-directed by her brother, Mark Z. Danielewski.

Hello (disambiguation)

Hello is a greeting in the English language.

Hello may also refer to:

  • Hello (airline), a Swiss charter airline
  • Hello (1999 film), a Tamil film directed by Selva Bharathy
  • Hello (2007 film), a 2007 Malayalam film
  • Hello (2008 film), a 2008 Bollywood thriller film
  • Hello (2011 film), a 2011 Ugandan short film
  • Hello! (magazine), British celebrity magazine
  • Hello convention, bidding convention in bridge
  • Hello world program, software programming demonstration
  • Hello, discontinued software program for Picasa
  • Hello.jpg, notorious image featured on shock site
  • Ernest Hello (1828–1885), French critic
Hello (Ice Cube song)

"Hello" is the first single from Ice Cube's sixth studio album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc). The song is an N.W.A reunion with his former groupmates Dr. Dre and MC Ren. The lyrics to the chorus are:

"I started this gangsta shit. And this the muthafuckin' thanks I get?! Hello."

These lines were adapted from Dr. Dre's song "The Watcher", from the album 2001.

The song can be found as a bonus track, along with " Chin Check", on the N.W.A Greatest Hits album, and appeared on Ice Cube's Greatest Hits compilation album in 2001. It also mentions the rapper Eazy-E and the record company that he used, Ruthless Records.

Hello (Lionel Richie song)

"Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie. Taken as the third single from Richie's multi-platinum album Can't Slow Down, the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart (for two weeks), the R&B chart (for three weeks), and the adult contemporary chart (for six weeks). The song also went to number one in the UK Singles Chart for six weeks. The song later inspired a lawsuit by songwriter Marjorie Hoffman White, who accused Richie of plagiarizing her composition "I'm Not Ready to Go".

The song is memorable for the line "Hello, is it me you're looking for?". That phrase started the song's composition, as James Anthony Carmichael visited Richie, and after the singer greeted him that way, Carmichael replied, "Finish that song." Richie initially felt that the song was "corny" but ultimately "by the time I finished the verse, I fell in love with the song again." The guitar solo on the song was played by session guitarist Louie Shelton. In pop culture, the song is featured in the films Bitter Moon, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Scary Movie 4, Are We Done Yet?, Shrek Forever After, Hard Boiled, Colour Me Kubrick, Happy Feet, Paddington, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It's also featured in the television shows Family Guy, Seinfeld, Community, and Glee as well in commercials for companies like Yahoo! and IKEA.


Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1833.

Hello (Aya Ueto song)

"Hello" is the third single by the Japanese recording artist Aya Ueto. It was released on February 26, 2003, as the third and final single from her first studio album, Ayaueto.

Hello (The Capes album)

Hello is the debut album by South London five-piece, The Capes. It was released by Hard Soul Records mid-October 2005 in the UK and on February 28, 2006, in the US.

The album sees the band expanding on the promise of their 2005 Taste EP, fusing catchy Britpop-style hooks with complex arrangements, harmonies and splashes of synth.

Hello (2008 film)

Hello is a 2008 Bollywood thriller film directed by Atul Agnihotri, starring Sharman Joshi, Sohail Khan, Gul Panag, Isha Koppikar, Amrita Arora and Sharat Saxena in the lead roles. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, One Night @ the Call Center. It also had cameo roles from Salman Khan who plays himself and Katrina Kaif who plays an angel of god in the film. It was released on 10 October 2008. Hello had an 'Average' performance at Indian box-office.

Hello (Turn Your Radio On)

"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" is a song by the British-based pop duo Shakespears Sister, and was released as the fourth single from their second album Hormonally Yours. The single peaked at #14 and spent 6 weeks on the UK singles chart. Internationally, the single peaked at #27 in Ireland, #12 in Germany, #9 in Switzerland, #33 in the Netherlands, #20 in Sweden, #97 in Australia, and #43 in New Zealand.

Hello (LL Cool J song)
Hello (Tristan Prettyman album)

Hello, subtitled ...x, is the second album by Californian singer- songwriter Tristan Prettyman. It was released on April 15, 2008 by Virgin Records America.

Hello (After Edmund album)

Hello is the first non- independent studio album from American Christian rock band After Edmund. It was released on February 26, 2008 through Slanted Records. Four radio singles were released off the album: "Thank God", "Like a Dream", "Fighting For Your Heart (Let It Go)" and "Clouds". The album was nominated at the 51st Grammy Awards of 2009 for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.

Hello (1999 film)

Hello is a 1999 Tamil romantic film directed and written by K. Selva Bharathy. The film stars Prashanth and Preeti Jhangiani in the lead roles, while Sujitha plays a supporting role. The film released during November 1999 and had an average performance at the box office.

Hello (I Love You)

"Hello (I Love You)" is a song performed by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters. The song was created as a collaborative effort with Howard Shore for the 2007 film The Last Mimzy. As Waters stated, "I think together we've come up with a song that captures the themes of the movie – the clash between humanity's best and worst instincts, and how a child's innocence can win the day". The song's music video features images from the film as well as recording sessions with Waters, Shore, producer James Guthrie and actress Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. Waters performed vocals and the bass for the song.

The song itself contains references to the Pink Floyd albums The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon, as well as Waters' solo album Radio K.A.O.S..

Hello (The Cat Empire song)

"Hello" was the first single taken from The Cat Empire's 2003 debut album. It was only released as a CD single in New Zealand, where it peaked at #12 in the singles chart. It is considered by many to have been the break-through single for the band, although the song never saw commercial release in their native Australia. It is credited as exposing the band to a more mainstream audience and allowing them to enhance their following.

Physical copies of the single itself are credited to being quite a rarity, as they were only released in New Zealand for a short time. They can still be found in some collectible shops mainly throughout New Zealand, and more uncommonly through Australia. Few copies have been sold on online auction site, eBay.

Hello (Masaharu Fukuyama song)

"Hello" is the tenth single by Japanese artist Masaharu Fukuyama. It was released on February 6, 1995. It was used as the theme song to the drama Saikō no Kataomoi: White Love Story.

Hello (Martin Solveig song)

"Hello" is a song performed by French DJ and record producer Martin Solveig and Canadian synthpop band Dragonette, taken from the former's fifth studio album, Smash (2011). The song was released as the album's lead single on 6 September 2010 by Mercury Records.

It is Solveig's most successful single to date, peaking at number one in Austria, Belgium ( Flanders), Czech Republic and the Netherlands, while charting within the top 10 in ten other countries. It also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the United States. Additionally, the song charted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2011; becoming Solveig's and Dragonette's first appearance on the chart. It has since been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 500,000 units.

The song has been featured in 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl and in Tim Hortons' 2013 ad for their 'Roll up the Rim to Win' promotion. It also used as the intro theme to the TV series Cheer! on CMT. The song appears in the video game Dance Central 3.

Hello (Half Japanese album)

Hello is the thirteenth album released by the rock group Half Japanese on Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles.

Hello (Paradise Kiss)

"Hello (Paradise Kiss)" is the nineteenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on June 1, 2011.

Hello (The Potbelleez song)

Hello is the lead single from Australian band The Potbelleez' second album Destination Now.

Hello (EP)

Hello is an extended play by pop musical duo Karmin. It was released on May 4, 2012 through Epic Records ( Sony Music Entertainment).

Hello (Karmin song)

"Hello" is a song by American pop recording duo Karmin. The song is the second official single from their debut EP of the same name, Hello. It was written by band members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, along with production team Stargate, Autumn Rowe and collaborator Claude Kelly. The song began playing on mainstream radio stations July 31, 2012. Hello was the group's second song to top the Hot Dance Club Songs chart after Brokenhearted.

Hello (2011 film)

Hello is a Uganda drama short film directed by John Martyn Ntabazi and written by Usama Mukwaya. The movie was made under the MNFPAC workshop and won the overall best shortfilm. It debuted its screening at the 2011 Pearl International Film Festival.

Hello (Stafford Brothers song)

"Hello" is a song by Australian DJs and producers Stafford Brothers which features Young Money Entertainment's Lil Wayne and Christina Milian. It was released as a single in Australia on 4 January 2013.

The single was certified triple platinum in Australia and hit number 1 on the Australian artist singles chart, dance chart, club chart and iTunes dance chart. It peaked at number 4 on the overall singles chart, spending 20 weeks inside the top 50. A remix package was released internationally on Beatport in which two of the remixes reached number 1 in their respective genres. "Hello" was the Stafford Brothers' first US release.

Hello (Hedley album)

Hello is the sixth studio album recorded by Canadian pop rock band Hedley. It was released via Universal Music Canada on November 6, 2015.

Hello (Mamamoo EP)

Hello is the debut extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Mamamoo. It was released by WA Entertainment on June 18, 2014 and distributed by CJ E&M Music. It contains seven songs, including the single "Mr. Ambiguous", which was used to promote the album. The album was preceded by three additional singles—collaborations with Bumkey, K.Will and Wheesung, and Geeks. The album is a mix of musical styles, including R&B, hip hop, and funk.

Hello (Kelly Clarkson song)

"Hello" is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson, from her fifth studio album, Stronger (2011). Written by Clarkson, Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein, and Bonnie McKee, with production by Abraham and Oligee, "Hello" is a midtempo rock song about searching for companionship in hopes of not being lonely, in which the singer asks, "Hello? Is anybody listening?"

Upon its release, "Hello" was received with positive reception from music critics, who regarded it as a vocal highlight of Stronger. Boosted by digital sales during the album's release, the song entered the South Korean Singles Chart at number 47. Clarkson has also performed it a limited live performance during her Stronger Tour in 2012.

Hello (Adele song)

"Hello" is a song by English singer Adele. It was released on October 22, 2015 by XL Recordings as the lead single from her third studio album, 25 (2015). Adele co-wrote the song with her producer, Greg Kurstin. "Hello" is a piano ballad with soul influences, and lyrics that discuss themes of nostalgia and regret. Upon release, the song was well received by music critics, who compared it favourably to Adele's previous work and praised the song's lyrics and Adele's vocals. It was recorded in London.

"Hello" attained international commercial success reaching number one in almost every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom, where it became her second UK number-one single, following " Someone like You", and has the largest opening week sales in three years. In the United States, "Hello" debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Adele's fourth number-one on the chart and breaking several records, including becoming the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week. By the end of 2015, it had sold 12.3 million units globally (combined sales and track-equivalent streams) and was the year's 7th best-selling single.

The accompanying music video was directed by Xavier Dolan and co-stars Adele and Tristan Wilds. The music video for the song broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within a 24-hour span, held previously by Taylor Swift's " Bad Blood" which accumulated 20.1 million views in that timeframe. It also broke the record for shortest time to attain 100 million Vevo views, previously held by Miley Cyrus' " Wrecking Ball", as well as shortest time to reach 1 billion YouTube views (88 days). Adele promoted the song with a live performance on a BBC one-hour-long special, entitled Adele at the BBC.

Hello (social network)

Hello is a social network software made for smartphones. It is founded by Orkut Büyükkökten who is also the founder of orkut.

Usage examples of "hello".

It said hello by secreting algesic enzymes, triggering a star flare in his chest that slapped him off his feet like a blow from a club.

Ting-hao, Hello, Okay, and other Americanized expressions which have become passwords in the CEF.

The Solos barely had a chance to say hello to Anakin and the twins before they were on their way again, this time to Nova Station in what had once been the Carida system.

I dropped by on my way home, just to say hello, and Cavallo was sitting in his nice cool living room in his usual chair, with one old lamp in the middle of one little puddle of light, and all the rest in shadows.

I said hello once or twice, in passing, but he would give me the curtest possible nod and freeze me with his expression.

Then Inza had gotten herself apprenticed to a warlock, old Luris the Black, down on Wizard Street in Eastside, and after that she never had time to so much as say hello to her old friends.

If there is I call the feedlot and they bring the calves over and I turn on my video camera and get a tape of the mama cows saying hello to their missing calves.

Her heart jumped a little at the thought that maybe a neighbor was dropping by to say hello and welcome them, maybe a Welcome Wagon lady with all kinds of goodies and coupons and baby-sitting advice.

Now go upstairs and say hello to your brother and let me speak with Aster without your hotheadedness interfering.

And then: Hello, Hello, Shreveport, Natchitoches, Alexandria sending trains with help to New Iberia.

Isabella and I exchanged medium hello smiles and Orkney returned to the subject of American forebears.

No one wanted to say hello to an ugly Tewa girl walking down Palace Avenue.

Hello, said Ann, tinnily, and her voice evoked less mysticism amplified, she sounded like a junior high school thespian nervously engaged in a talent show.

Blink swore that he was going back to Teton Gulch next morning, and had jest stopped by to say hello, so I was mollified and pulled out for Yavapai without no more delay.

Gaius Marius, no falter in his step, no slowing of his pace, remembering to smile and say hello to this one and that as he hurried through the busy Suburan streets, forcing himself to go a little faster as he passed by the bookshops of the Argiletum in case he succumbed to the lure of going inside.