\ 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 And when running back Najee Harris was selected by Pittsburgh, the Tide had, uh, tied the Miami Hurricanes' mark of six first-rounders set in 2004. Barry Wilner, ajc, "NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks," 30 Apr. 2021 Into the Spider-verse to their names) use speed, wit, and a delirious combination of animation styles — mixing variations on 3-D, hand-drawn, and even live-action — to turn these familiar elements into something surprisingly … uh, surprising. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, "The Mitchells vs. the Machines," 30 Apr. 2021 The national grids look better than the, uh, TGOWCC. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Does power grid operator ERCOT purposely communicate in gibberish so we don’t understand?," 22 Apr. 2021 Now, the biggest reason for this turnaround is that the Rockets defense has, uh, changed. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The Triple Team: Duo of Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert lead Jazz to another win against hapless Rockets," 21 Apr. 2021 Both love women, although Curry dotes on his wife and two daughters, while Chamberlain, uh, played the field. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Could dunkin' Jackie Robinson have integrated the NBA?," 17 Apr. 2021 Hold your nose and vote for him because, uh, judges. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Maybe Democrats should slow their roll on John Boehner...," 13 Apr. 2021 To discuss, Chris Redd comes out as Obama and Beck Bennett delivers an, uh, interesting take on the Boss. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, "Saturday Night Live recap: Carey Mulligan brings her dramatic chops to Studio 8H," 11 Apr. 2021 In my estimations, remakes/remasters should be pretty transformative, and not really focus on series where a sequel just came out within uh, the past year. Paul Tassi, Forbes, "Sony, Don’t Remake ‘The Last Of Us’ For PS5," 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of uh

1962, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Uh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uh. Accessed 14 May. 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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