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What is the meaning of Hello?

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J. Lautner

J. Lautner, Product Manager, Utah

Answered on Jul 18, 2019

Hello is a word in the English language. It is used as a greeting. Thomas Edison is who we have to thank for the everyday use of the word today. His invention of the telephone made it possible. The phone surprised him when it rang, and he is cited as saying "Hullo."

The first use of this word in writing dates back to 1826. It was used in the publication, Norwich Courier. Early versions of the word had it spelled differently, with the spelling Halloo or Halo. An example of this word in a sentence is "Hello! I hope you have a great day".

S. Nicole

Content Writer, Teacher

S. Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered on Jul 04, 2019

"Hello" is a term which is used to greet someone anywhere or to initiate a conversation over the phone call. It is basically a form of greeting/salutation in English. However, there are various usages of hello.

  • Hello is also used to express curiosity, for example: "Hello, Who is there?".
  • It is used to sarcasm or anger too. For example: "Oh Hello, How dare you to say this?"
  • To greet someone e.g. "Hello, Good Morning!"

Yash Mathers

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Yash Mathers, Content Writer, Diploma in Journalism, Austin,Texas

Answered on Jul 04, 2019

The word "Hello" has its origin back in 1827, if we go by the Oxford dictionary. It is extensively used as one of the most common conversation starters around the globe, along with "Hi" and "What's up?" over the phone or in person.
Different cultures have translated it into their language like it's"Hola" in Spanish, "Bonjour,"in French,and "Konichiwa" in Japenese. Everyone uses it atleast two to three times a day as a greeting mostly, but back then people used this word to attract attention from folks or to surprise someone like "Hello, What do we have here?"

On the other hand, "Ahoy,"(synonym of hello) at that time was there for a longer span but personalities like Thomas Eddison urged people to use "Hello" as a requisite.



Answered on Jul 04, 2019

Hello is a way of greeting or hailing or acknowledging the presence when you meet, pass by and receive a telephone/mobile call.



Answered on Jul 03, 2019

It means you want to talk to the person and know that person.

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