Meaning of “oh” - Learner’s Dictionary


exclamation us uk /əʊ/

A1 used before you say something, often before replying to what someone has said:

"Ian's going." "Oh, I didn't realize."
"I'm so sorry." "Oh, don't worry."

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A1 used to show an emotion or to emphasize your opinion about something:

Oh, no! I don't believe it!
"I don't think I can come." "Oh, that's a shame."
Oh, how sweet of you!

(Definition of “oh” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)