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English definition of “well”

well

exclamation  /wel, wəl/ us  

well exclamation (EXCLAMATION)

used to introduce something you are about to say, or to connect one statement with the next, or to show doubt or disagreement, annoyance, surprise, or understanding: Well, what happened next? He started yelling at me, and well, I was scared at first. Well, what are you going to do now that you’ve lost your job? Oh well, there’s not much we can do about it now.
(Definition of well exclamation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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