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hm

1.
hectometer; hectometers.

HM

1.
Hispanic male.

h'm

or hmm

[hmm] /hmm/
interjection
1.
(used typically to express thoughtful absorption, hesitation, doubt, or perplexity.)

H.M.

1.
Her Majesty.
2.
His Majesty.
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  • Then the church bells began to peal, and Csar made a prolonged A—hm!

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • hm, and your brother Jacques—is he in the company, or coming in the next ship?

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • hm—dear friend—there may be sides to the matter that cannot be explained.

    The Lady From The Sea Henrik Ibsen
  • hm, dear Ellida, you must just entertain our friend alone for a little while.

    The Lady From The Sea Henrik Ibsen
  • hm—m. They've shut off their ray—they know we've tapped onto it.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • hm, Prescott listened; at what time did you call him up, Miss Lindsay?

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • hm, murmured Miss Ley, it would be more to the purpose if they paid their rent.

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for hm

hm1

symbol
1.
hectometre

hm2

abbreviation
1.
Heard and McDonald Islands

HM

abbreviation
1.
His (or Her) Majesty
2.
heavy metal (sense 1)
3.
headmaster; headmistress

h'm

/spelling pron hmmm/
interjection
1.
used to indicate hesitation, doubt, assent, pleasure, etc
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hm in Medicine

HM abbr.
manifest hyperopia

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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