\a sound made with the organs of speech in position for m, a voiced beginning which usually has the heaviest stress, and a voiced ending separated by an h-like period of voicelessness \

Definition of um-hum

used to express affirmation, agreement, comprehension, or interest

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“Um-hum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/um-hum. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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