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um

or umm

[ uhm, uhn, uhm, uhn ]
/ ʌm, ʌ̃, əm, ə̃ /
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interjection
(used as an expression of doubt, hesitation, deliberation, interest, etc.)
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British Dictionary definitions for um (1 of 2)

um1
/ (ʌm, əm) /

interjection
a representation of a common sound made when hesitating in speech

British Dictionary definitions for um (2 of 2)

um2

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