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Definition of sorry exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sorry

     exclamation
    exclamation
    NAmE//ˈsɑri//
     
    , NAmE//ˈsɔri//
     
     
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  1. 1used when you apologize for something Sorry I'm late! Did I stand on your foot? Sorry! Sorry to bother you, but could I speak to you for a moment? Sorry, we don't allow dogs in the house. He didn't even say sorry.
  2. 2used for asking someone to repeat something that you have not heard clearly Sorry? Could you repeat the question?
  3. 3used for correcting yourself when you have said something wrong Take the first turn, sorry, the third turn on the right.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sorry