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See also: uh oh
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈʌ.oʊ/, [ˈʌ̆ʔ˦oʊ˨]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʌ.əʊ/, [ˈʌ̆ʔ˦əʊ˨]
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- There is a glottal stop separating the two syllables, and the intonation of the syllables (high-low) is distinctive.
- An exclamation of error, concern, awareness of a problem, or surprise.
- Uh-oh! I hope no one saw me do that.
- Uh-oh! Someone should fix that before anyone gets hurt.