\ ˈlō How to pronounce lo (audio) \

Definition of lo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used to call attention or to express wonder or surprise lo these many years

Definition of LO (Entry 2 of 2)

liaison officer

Examples of lo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Interjection And lo, the gospel of RottenTomatoes.com has Hollywood popping Klonopin and yanking out its hair more than ever as summer movie season gets going. Chris Lee, HWD, 9 June 2017 Then lo and behold a couple months later when the Senate convenes, a number of people who are elected as Democrats enter an agreement that empowers Republicans who voters specifically said should be in the minority. Alex Shephard, New Republic, 12 May 2017 The character’s yellow head was given a red bow, scarlet lipstick, and a glamorous beauty spot, and, lo, the Man became a Ms. Ms. Pac-Man’s grand innovation was to randomize the movements of the ghosts, named Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Sue. Simon Parkin, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of lo


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lo


Middle English, from Old English

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“Lo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lo. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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\ ˈlō How to pronounce lo (audio) \

Kids Definition of lo

used to call attention or to show wonder or surprise Lo, an angel appears.

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