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h'm

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

hmm

/mm/
interjection
1.
a sound made when considering or puzzling over something

h'm

/spelling pron hmmm/
interjection
1.
used to indicate hesitation, doubt, assent, pleasure, etc
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Word Origin and History for hmm

representative of a sound made during contemplation or showing mild disapproval, attested from 1868, but this is probably a variation of the hum attested in similar senses from 1590s.

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