Meaning of “hmm” in the English Dictionary

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"hmm" in British English

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also hm uk /həm/ us /həm/

something you say when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain:

"Which one do you like best?" "Hmm. I'm not sure."
"He says he's doing it for our benefit." "Hmm, I'm still not convinced."

(Definition of “hmm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)