\ 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 Yes, uh-huh, that’s the state of this state’s Hospitality. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Read an excerpt from Loretta Little Looks Back, a new middle-grade novel about black suffrage," 17 June 2020 Key defensive back Gary Fencik was (uh-huh, like Tom Buchanan) a Yale man. • David Isaacson, Chicago Reader, "Hard hat, lunch pail: The myth of toughness in Chicago sports," 15 Aug. 2017 Also, weird to see J.K. Simmons doing an English accent, huh? Tom Philip, GQ, "Watch Michael Fassbender Hunt Down a Serial Killer in the Snowman Trailer," 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 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of huh

chiefly US 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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