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hm

  1. hectometer; hectometers.
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HM

  1. Hispanic male.
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h'm

or hmm

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

  1. Her Majesty.
  2. His Majesty.
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Examples from the Web for hm

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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Hm, dear Ellida, you must just entertain our friend alone for a little while.

  • Hm—m. They've shut off their ray—they know we've tapped onto it.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for hm

hm1

symbol for
  1. hectometre
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hm2

the internet domain name for
  1. Heard and McDonald Islands
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HM

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

interjection
  1. used to indicate hesitation, doubt, assent, pleasure, etc
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