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oh

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interjection \(ˈ)ō\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of oh

  1. 1 —used to express an emotion (such as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli Oh, no! I forgot my key. Oh, don't stop!

  2. 2 —used in direct address oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?

  3. 3 —used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.

  4. 4 —used to introduce an example or approximation Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.

Origin and Etymology of oh

Middle English o


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oh

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noun \ˈō\

Definition of oh

  1. :  zero

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Origin and Etymology of oh

o; from the similarity of the symbol for zero (0) to the letter O


OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH

  1. Ohio



OH Defined for English Language Learners

oh

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interjection

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

  • —used to express surprise, happiness, disappointment, or sadness

  • —used in response to a physical sensation (such as pain)

  • —used to address someone directly

oh

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noun

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

  • —used to show the way the number 0 is often pronounced


OH Defined for Kids

oh

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interjection \ō, ˈō\
variants: also

O

\ō, ˈō\

Definition of oh for Students

  1. 1 —used to express an emotion (as surprise or pain) Oh, why did I ever come here?

  2. 2 —used in direct address Oh, children, stop that noise!


OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH for Students

  1. Ohio



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