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English definition of “hm”

hm

( also hmm)     /həm/ spoken
something you say when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain: "Which one do you like best?" "Hmm. I'm not sure."Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of hm from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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