\ a grunt articulated as a syllabic m or n with a voiceless onset or as the syllable ˈhə How to pronounce huh (audio) or ˈhəⁿ, often ending in a glottal stop, and uttered with a range of intonations ; often read as ˈhə How to pronounce huh (audio) \

Definition of huh

used to express surprise, disbelief, or confusion, or as an inquiry inviting affirmative reply

Examples of huh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And people from Kolkata to Calexico are saying ... huh? Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 Sounds like the name of a George Strait album, huh? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 That whole Hunter Biden–parmesan cheese thing really, really tickled you, huh? Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 6 Apr. 2021 This is actually going to come down to who got the least penalties, huh? Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Also, weird to see J.K. Simmons doing an English accent, huh? Tom Philip, GQ, 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of huh

1608, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huh

imitative of a grunt

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“Huh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huh. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of huh

used at the end of a statement to ask whether someone agrees with you
used when you have not heard or understood something that was said
used to show surprise, disbelief, or disapproval


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