uh-huh

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [(ʔ)ʌ̃˨ˈɦʌ̃˦], [(ʔ)ʌ̃˨ˈhʌ̃˦]
  • Both syllables are nasalized. The second syllable has a higher tone.
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Interjection[edit]

uh-huh

  1. yes; yeah
    • 1914: Sinclair Lewis, Our Mr. Wrenn - "So? Lived there long?" "Uh-huh, I--" began Mr. Wrenn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Uh-huh" can be used informally as an answer to a question.
  • "Uh-huh" is often said while someone else is talking, in order to show that the listener is still interested or agrees with what the speaker is saying.
  • "Uh-huh" can serve as an informal reply to thanks or an expression of gratitude.

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