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h'm

or hmm

[hmm] /hmm/
interjection
1.
(used typically to express thoughtful absorption, hesitation, doubt, or perplexity.)

HM

1.
Hispanic male.

hm

1.
hectometer; hectometers.

H.M.

1.
Her Majesty.
2.
His Majesty.
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Examples from the Web for hm
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  • hm, Prescott listened; at what time did you call him up, Miss Lindsay?

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • hm—m. They've shut off their ray—they know we've tapped onto it.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • hm—that is splendid, but how do you intend to get there, madam?

    The Sea-Gull Anton Checkov
  • hm, and yet I think that you yourself are not quite free from it.

    The Road to the Open Arthur Schnitzler
  • hm, what satisfaction would it be to me to thrash someone that you have licked, Puss?

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall Ruth Alberta Brown
  • hm, so did I, Betty agreed, but I didnt think shed do it as well as this.

  • You may begin where your—hm—brilliant predecessor regretfully left off.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for hm

hm1

symbol
1.
hectometre

hm2

abbreviation
1.
Heard and McDonald Islands

HM

abbreviation
1.
His (or Her) Majesty
2.
heavy metal (sense 1)
3.
headmaster; headmistress

h'm

/spelling pron hmmm/
interjection
1.
used to indicate hesitation, doubt, assent, pleasure, etc
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hm in Medicine

HM abbr.
manifest hyperopia

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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hm in Technology

networking
The country code for the Heard and McDonald Islands.
(1999-01-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for hm

hm

hectometer

HM

1.
Her (or His) Majesty
2.
him (shortwave transmission)
3.
Hispanic male
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