\ ˈə How to pronounce uh (audio) , usually with prolonged ə \

Definition of uh

chiefly US, informal
used to express hesitation Do you want to, uh, go out sometime?

Examples of uh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The real kicker, though, is that the ship charted an, uh, interesting course before becoming trapped. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "The Boat Is Unstuck From The Suez Canal. But, Spiritually, We Are Still Stuck There," 29 Mar. 2021 Enter online for your, uh, shot to pay a dime to drink a beer. Marc Bona, cleveland, "‘Beer and the Shot’ vaccine promo offered at Market Garden Brewery," 19 Mar. 2021 While some picture-taking events will feature Mr. Bunny in the, uh, fur, others will be online and involve downloading your photo and adding the bunny virtually. Alison Stanton, The Arizona Republic, "Easter Bunny pictures in Phoenix: Where to get your kids' photos done in person or online," 24 Mar. 2021 Robert Vaughn is a particularly pallid villain, and the movie’s case against computers, uh, hasn’t aged too well. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "Every DC Comics Movie, Ranked," 22 Mar. 2021 Judas and the Black Messiah joined Promising Young Woman in the, uh, $5 million domestic club. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, "Box Office: ‘Nobody’ Nabs Promising $2.6M Overseas As Oscar Contenders Rally," 21 Mar. 2021 Kljestan and Harvey, who began their careers as teammates with the Orange Blue Star of the lower-tier Premier Development League, are the oldest — uh, make that most experienced — players on their teams. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "Experience never gets old for Galaxy’s Sacha Kljestan and LAFC’s Jordan Harvey," 5 Mar. 2021 How it's actually pronounced: Ri-anne-uh British Vogue posted a video of Rihanna discussing her fashion line, Fenty. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "20 Celeb Names You're Totally Pronouncing Wrong," 10 Mar. 2021 That Dominion is really moving fast to get rid of their, uh, machinery. New York Times, "Georgia Prosecutors Open Criminal Inquiry Into Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election," 10 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of uh

1962, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Uh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uh

chiefly US, informal used when you hesitate because you are not sure about what to say

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