\ ˈōm How to pronounce om (audio) \

Definition of om

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mantra consisting of the sound \ˈōm\ and used in contemplation of ultimate reality

Definition of OM (Entry 2 of 2)

order of merit

Examples of om in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These days Baby Archie could get his om on at an even earlier age, thanks to the proliferation of baby-and-me studios like Love Child in New York. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Treat Your Baby—and Yourself—Like Royalty With These Luxe Essentials," 20 May 2019 Nothing like a few sun salutations and oms to start the day. David Gelles, New York Times, "My Life in WeWorld," 17 Feb. 2018 Get your om on in the Yoga Room, which offers free loaner mats and cleansing wipes, also in 3 (access is free). Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "An Airport Survival Guide," 1 Sep. 2016

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Om.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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