[ oh ]
/ oʊ /
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(used as an expression of surprise, pain, disapprobation, etc.)
(used in direct address to attract the attention of the person spoken to): Oh, John, will you take these books?
noun, plural oh's, ohs.
the exclamation “oh.”
verb (used without object)
to utter or exclaim “oh.”
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Origin of oh
Later spelling of O, from mid-16th century
Other definitions for oh (2 of 3)
[ oh ]
/ oʊ /
Sa·da·ha·ru [sah-duh-hahr-oo], /ˌsɑ dəˈhɑr u/, born 1940, Chinese baseball player and manager in Japan.
Other definitions for oh (3 of 3)
Ohio (approved especially for use with zip code).
(used in digital communications) other half (def. 2).
(used in digital communications) overheard.
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How to use oh in a sentence
Mr. Hammond, like most of the other moving picture producers, thought only of the audience coming out of the theater with “ohs!”Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence|Alice B. Emerson
There were no false starts, no "ohs" of regret and appeal, no questions of quantity.The Main Chance|Meredith Nicholson
Getting through with her "ohs" Anne cast herself into Marilla's arms and rapturously kissed her sallow cheek.Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
After playing a few bars, he starts singing in a clear voice, with "Ohs" and "Ahs" thrown in.Contemporary One-Act Plays|Sir James M. Barrie
But after clustering a few moments in the dark passage, and her little whispered "ohs!"Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)|Elizabeth Sheppard
British Dictionary definitions for oh (1 of 2)
/ (əʊ) /
an exclamation expressive of surprise, pain, pleasure, etc
an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etcoh, I suppose so
British Dictionary definitions for oh (2 of 2)
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