Meaning of “um” in the English Dictionary

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"um" in British English

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umexclamation

uk /əm/ us /əm/

used in writing to represent the sound that people make when they are pausing or deciding what to say next:

"What do you think of this jacket?" "Um, I don't know if I like the colour."
"So what did you talk about?" "Um, I don't remember."

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

"um" in American English

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umexclamation

us /ˈʌm, əm/

uh

(Definition of “um” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)