huom.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of huomio (attention).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuo̯m./, [ˈhuo̞̯m.] (proscribed)
  • IPA(key): /ˈhuo̯mio/, [ˈhuo̞̯mio̞]
  • Rhymes: -uom, -uomio
  • Syllabification(key): huom, huo‧mi‧o

Interjection[edit]

huom.

  1. please note, N.B., NB (used to draw the attention of the reader to an important point)
    Synonym: hox
    Huom.! Lipunmyynti loppuu klo 18.
    Please note that the ticket box will close at 6 p.m.!

Usage notes[edit]

  • As an abbreviation, huom. requires a dot in standard written Finnish [1], even when, as often, followed by an exclamation mark. Colloquially, huom. is also used in speech.