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- enPR: ô; IPA(key): /ɔː/, [ɔ̃ː ~ ɒ̃ː]
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- Rhymes: -ɔː
- Homophone: awe
- (in non-rhotic accents): oar, or, ore, o'er
- Used to express disappointment or dismay.
- Aw, that's too bad...
- Used to express mild protest, entreaty, consternation, or disapproval.
- Aw, dad, why can't we go to Legoland?
- Used to express affection.
- Aw, you've got such a cute baby bird!
aw (plural aws)
- An instance of aw.
- 2009 June 17, Randal C. Archibold, “Election at a Draw, Arizona Town Cuts a Deck”, in New York Times:
- Mr. McGuire, 64, a retired science teacher and two-term incumbent on the Town Council, selected a card, the six of hearts, drawing approving oos and aws from his supporters.
- your (plural)
- you (plural)
- Mark Hepner, Bargam Dictionary (2002)
- Carol and Mark Hepner, Bargam phonology essentials (1989) and Bargam Organised Phonology Data (1992)
- Hyphenation: aw
- an expression of surprise
- an expression of wonder, amazement, or awe
- an expression of understanding, recognition, or realization
From Old Irish om (“raw, uncooked”) (compare Irish amh), from Proto-Celtic *omos (compare Welsh of), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃emós, *h₂eh₃mós. Cognates include Ancient Greek ὠμός (ōmós), Sanskrit आम (āmá) and Old Armenian հում (hum, “raw”).
aw (comparative awey)
- Alternative form of awe
- áw (obsolete)
From Pre-Nauruan *ae, from Proto-Micronesian *afe, from Eastern Proto-Oceanic *ave.
- to swim
aw (plural aws)
- The name of the Latin-script letter A.
- (Latin-script letter names) letter; aw, bay, say, day, ay, eff, gay, aitch, ey / ee, jye, kye / kay, ell, em, enn, oa, pay, quee, err, ess, tay, ou, vowe, dooble-ou, ex, wye, zed / ized, yoch
aw (not comparable)
- Alternative form of a' (“all”)
- “aw, adj.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
- Initialism of afterwork (“post-work event”).
Compare English ow (“cry of pain”).
aw (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜏ᜔)
- (informal, colloquial) ouch (an expression of one's own physical pain)
- (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (informal) oh (expression of realization or understanding)
- Synonym: a
- (Dimli) water
- Tood, A Grammar of Dim(i)li (2008)
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