\ 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 Or could someone opportunistically come in with a higher price and some, uh, more secure funding? Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 11 May 2022 Just, uh, maybe make sure no kids are in earshot of this one. Come back tomorrow for the answer and clues to Monday’s Heardle. Kris Holt, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Uh, so far in the, uh, Republican Senate, primary spending has reached $47.5 million. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 The rest of the collection's art and text generally errs on the side of cartoonish fun, with very little in the way of vulgarity or adult themes (beyond, uh, a séance hosted by high schoolers who want to have demons grant their wishes). Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 That was a lot of what took place in the earliest iteration of, uh, the major sports in the United States. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2022 This one-two punch arguably primed her for, uh, mainstream stardom (IE - white people noticed her) in Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight in summer 1998. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 And the way to do that – since Trump has politicized mask-wearing (and mask not-wearing) – is to blast a Biden Cabinet member for, uh, being careful in the face of a highly transmissible strain of a virus that has killed more than 610,000 Americans. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 29 July 2021 And despite all of the issues that the town had, she was really smitten with uh the, the kind of society there. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uh

1962, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Uh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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