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um

or umm

[uhm, uhn, uh m, uh n] /ʌm, ʌ̃, əm, ə̃/
interjection
1.
(used as an expression of doubt, hesitation, deliberation, interest, etc.)
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um1

/ʌm; əm/
interjection
1.
a representation of a common sound made when hesitating in speech

um2

abbreviation
1.
US Minor Outlying Islands
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um

a sound denoting hesitation, 1670s.

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