hmm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

See hum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /hm̩/, [m̥m̩] invalid IPA characters (//[])
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Interjection[edit]

hmm

  1. Indicating thinking or pondering.
    • 1991 May 12, "Kidnapped!" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 2, Episode 5:
      Jeeves: Foreign travel often liberates emotions best kept in check, sir. The air of North America is notoriously stimulating in this regard, as witness the regrettable behavior of its inhabitants in 1776.
      B. Wooster: Hmm? What happened in 1776, Jeeves?
      Jeeves: I prefer not to dwell on it, if it's convenient to you, sir.
    Hmm... that's an interesting idea.
    Hmm... I just can't decide between the two.
  2. A demand for an answer to a question.
    Just where were you until 2 a.m.? ... Hmm?

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Verb[edit]

hmm (third-person singular simple present hmms, present participle hmming, simple past and past participle hmmed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a thoughtful humming noise.

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French[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hmm

  1. expressing skepticism
    Paul viendra mardi. - Hmm.. j'en suis pas si sûr.

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Hungarian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hmm

  1. Indicating thinking, pondering, surprise or annoyance.

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hmm

  1. Alternative form of hm