Definition of uh exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌ//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌ//
; BrE BrE//ɜː//
; NAmE NAmE//ɜː//
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the way of writing the sound /ʌ/ or /ɜː/ that people make when they are not sure about something, when they do not hear or understand something you have said, or when they want you to agree with what they have said Uh, yeah, I guess so. ‘Are you ready yet?’ ‘Uh? Oh. Yes.’ We can discuss this another time, uh? More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Origin1960s: imitative.
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