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Hellow vs. Hello: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Hellow" is an incorrect spelling. The correct form is "Hello," a greeting or expression of acknowledgment.

Which is correct: Hellow or Hello

How to spell Hello?

Hellow is Incorrect

Hello is Correct


Key Differences

Remember the song, "Hello" by Adele.
Think of the abbreviation "LO" for "laugh out loud" at the end of "Hello."
Associate "Hello" with the popular phrase "Hello, world!" used in programming.
"Hello" has no "w" at the end, unlike "yellow."
Imagine answering the phone; you say "Hello," not "Hellow."

Correct usage of Hello

Can you hear me? Hellow?
Can you hear me? Hello?
She waved and said "Hellow" with a bright smile.
She waved and said "Hello" with a bright smile.
When he entered the room, everyone shouted "Hellow!"
When he entered the room, everyone shouted "Hello!"
He wrote "Hellow" at the start of his letter.
He wrote "Hello" at the start of his letter.
I received a hellow message from an old friend.
I received a hello message from an old friend.

Hello Definitions

An expression used to attract attention.
Hello! Can you hear me?
Used to express surprise or to emphasize.
Hello, what do we have here?
A standard greeting.
Hello, how are you?
A response when answering the telephone.
Hello, who's speaking?
A way to acknowledge someone's presence or arrival.
Hello, it's good to see you!
Used to greet someone, answer the telephone, or express surprise.
A calling or greeting of "hello."
To call "hello."
A greeting (salutation) said when meeting someone or acknowledging someone’s arrival or presence.
Hello, everyone.
A greeting used when answering the telephone.
Hello? How may I help you?
A call for response if it is not clear if anyone is present or listening, or if a telephone conversation may have been disconnected.
Hello? Is anyone there?
(colloquial) Used sarcastically to imply that the person addressed has done something the speaker considers to be foolish, or missed something that should have been obvious.
You just tried to start your car with your cell phone. Hello?
An expression of puzzlement or discovery.
Hello! What’s going on here?
"Hello!" or an equivalent greeting.
(transitive) To greet with "hello".
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.
An expression of greeting;
Every morning they exchanged polite hellos

Hello Sentences

She answered the phone with a cheerful "Hello!"
The email started with a simple "Hello everyone,"
Hello, how are you today?
Hello, my name is John, nice to meet you.
When she heard the hello, she knew her friend had arrived.
A hello can make someone feel noticed and appreciated.
Hello, can I help you with something?
The kids shouted hello from across the street.
The sign at the entrance said "Hello and welcome!"
He practiced saying hello in different languages for his trip.
The letter began with "Dear Sarah, hello from sunny Spain!"
She received a warm hello from her colleagues after returning from vacation.
Hello, I saw your advertisement and would like more information.
Hello, please take a seat, the doctor will see you shortly.
A quick hello is all it took to start their conversation.
The novel begins with a mysterious hello over the phone.
Hello, it’s nice to see so many familiar faces here.
Her diary entry started with "Hello diary, it’s been a long day."
He always greets his neighbors with a friendly hello.
Hello, would you like to join us for lunch?
After a long day, a simple hello from a loved one can be very comforting.
Hello, did you find everything you were looking for?
He taught his parrot to say hello to visitors.
The conference began with a hello from the keynote speaker.

Hello Idioms & Phrases

Hello there

An informal greeting, often used when the greeter is pleasantly surprised.
Hello there! I wasn't expecting to see you today.

Hello and goodbye

A phrase used to indicate that something happens very quickly.
Their meeting was so brief, it was like hello and goodbye.

Shout hello

To greet someone loudly, especially from a distance.
I saw her on the other side of the street and shouted hello.

A big hello from

A way to send greetings from one person or place to another.
A big hello from all of us at the office!

Say hello to

To greet or welcome someone or something.
Say hello to the new members of our team.

Hello again

A greeting used when seeing someone for the second time or after a long time.
Hello again! It's been ages since we last met.

Hello world

A basic program created by beginners in computer programming, also used to indicate the start of something new.
After weeks of study, I finally wrote my first Hello World program.

Wave hello

To greet someone with a hand wave.
I saw you across the park and wanted to wave hello.

Hello, is anyone there?

A phrase used to ask if someone is present, either physically or on the phone.
I entered the dark room and asked, Hello, is anyone there?

A hello smile

A smile given when greeting someone.
She greeted me with a hello smile that brightened my day.

Hello, my old friend

A greeting to someone with whom one has a long and familiar relationship.
When they finally met again, he said, Hello, my old friend.

Just popping in to say hello

To visit briefly just to greet someone.
I'm just popping in to say hello and see how you're doing.

A hello hug

A hug that is given when greeting someone.
They greeted each other with a warm hello hug.

Hello from the other side

A phrase that indicates greeting from a distance or after overcoming challenges.
After moving across the country, she sent a card that said, Hello from the other side.

Pick up the phone and say hello

To initiate contact with someone by calling them.
Don't be a stranger, pick up the phone and say hello sometime.


Why is it called Hello?

"Hello" evolved as a greeting from various earlier forms, including "holla" and "hallo," to attract attention or inquire.

What is the pronunciation of Hello?


Which vowel is used before Hello?

It varies depending on the context. For example, "a" in "a hello."

What is the plural form of Hello?


Which conjunction is used with Hello?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the context.

Which article is used with Hello?


Is Hello an adverb?


What is the verb form of Hello?

"Hello" does not have a verb form.

What is the root word of Hello?

The root is not clear, but "hello" evolved from older forms like "holla" or "hallo."

Is Hello a negative or positive word?

Generally positive.

What is the singular form of Hello?


Is Hello a vowel or consonant?

"Hello" is a word consisting of both vowels and consonants.

Is Hello a countable noun?


Is Hello an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete noun representing a greeting or expression.

Which preposition is used with Hello?

"From," as in "a hello from her."

Is Hello a collective noun?


Is the Hello term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically.

Is the word Hello imperative?

No, but it can be used to attract attention.

How do we divide Hello into syllables?


What is the first form of Hello?

"Hello" doesn't have verb forms.

What is the second form of Hello?

"Hello" doesn't have verb forms.

What part of speech is Hello?

Noun or interjection.

What is the opposite of Hello?


How is Hello used in a sentence?

"When she entered the room, she gave everyone a cheerful hello."

How many syllables are in Hello?

Two syllables.

What is a stressed syllable in Hello?


What is the third form of Hello?

"Hello" doesn't have verb forms.

Is Hello a noun or adjective?


What is another term for Hello?


Which determiner is used with Hello?

"This," as in "this hello."
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