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Definition of sorry exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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. 2 used for asking someone to repeat something that you have not heard clearly Sorry? Could you repeat the question?
  3. 3 used 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