Definitions for umʌm, ʌ̃, əm, ə̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

umʌm, ʌ̃, əm, ə̃(interj.)

  1. (used as an expression of doubt, hesitation, deliberation, etc.)

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of um:

1670–80

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. um(interjection)ʌm, ʌ̃, əm, ə̃

    used when you pause or are unsure of what to say

    I'm really sorry, but, um, I can't eat that.

Wiktionary

  1. um(Verb)

    To make the um sound to express confusion or hesitancy.

  2. um(Interjection)

    Expression of confusion or space filler in conversation. See uh.

  3. um(Pronoun)

    an unstressed form of them

  4. Origin: Contracted from them

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'um' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2286


Translations for um

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

one(adjective)

1 in number

one person; He took one book.

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