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See also: hüllő



  • (UK) IPA(key): /hʌˈləʊ/, /həˈləʊ/
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  1. (UK, New Zealand) Alternative form of hello (Greeting.)
    • 1918 August, Katherine Mansfield [pseudonym; Kathleen Mansfield Murry], “Bliss”, in Bliss and Other Stories, London: Constable & Company, published 1920, OCLC 561951956, page 126:
      There he is, now. Bang went the front door open and shut. Harry shouted: “Hullo, you people. Down in five minutes.”
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “II, XV, and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      “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. (UK, dated, New Zealand) 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 []


hullo (plural hullos or hulloes)

  1. (UK) Alternative form of hello


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

  1. (UK) Alternative form of hello


Lule Sami[edit]


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



  1. wool


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
Abessive hullodagá
Essive hulˈlon
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person hulˈlum hulˈluma hulˈluma
2nd person hulˈlut hulˈluda hulˈluda
3rd person hulˈlos hulˈloska hulˈlosa

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland