hullo

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See also: hüllő

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hʌˈləʊ/, /həˈləʊ/

Interjection[edit]

hullo

  1. (Britain) Alternative form of hello (Greeting.)
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “II, XV, and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855, page “Mr Wooster?” “Oh, hullo, Lady Wickham.”
      [...] “Hullo, Bobbie,” I said. “Hullo, Bertie,” she said. “Hullo, Upjohn,” I said. The correct response to this would have been “Hullo, Wooster”, but he blew up in his lines and merely made a noise like a wolf with its big toe caught in a trap.
      [...] But as I approached the [telephone] and unhooked the thing you unhook, I was far from being at my most nonchalant, and when I heard Upjohn are-you-there-ing at the other end my manly spirit definitely blew a fuse. For I could tell by his voice that he was in the testiest of moods. Not even when conferring with me at Malvern House, Bramley-on-Sea, on the occasion when I put sherbet in the ink, had I sensed in him a more marked stirred-up-ness. “Hullo? Hullo? Hullo? Are you there? Will you kindly answer me? This is Mr Upjohn speaking.”:
  2. (Britain, dated) Alternative form of hello (expressing puzzlement or discovery)
    • 1939, Country Life (volume 85, page 290)
      "Hullo, there's a monkey's wedding," said my wife's niece, a girl of about twenty, born in South Africa [] She was looking out on the lawn, and it was one of those lovely April mornings with sunshine and rain alternating []

Noun[edit]

hullo (plural hullos or hulloes)

  1. (Britain) Alternative form of hello

Verb[edit]

hullo (third-person singular simple present hullos, present participle hulloing, simple past and past participle hulloed)

  1. (Britain) Alternative form of hello

Lule Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *ullō, from Proto-Germanic *wullō.

Noun[edit]

hulˈlo

  1. wool

Inflection[edit]

Even o-stem, lˈl-ll gradation
Nominative hulˈlo
Genitive hullo
Singular Plural
Nominative hulˈlo hullo
Accusative hullov hullojt
Genitive hullo hulloj
Illative hulˈluj hullojda
Inessive hullon hullojn
Elative hullos hullojs
Comitative hullojn
hullujn
hulloj
Abessive hullodagá
hullodagi
hullojdagá
hullojdagi
Essive hulˈlon
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person hulˈlum hulˈluma hulˈluma
2nd person hulˈlut hulˈluda hulˈluda
3rd person hulˈlos hulˈloska hulˈlosa

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