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eh

Syllabification: eh

Definition of eh in English:

exclamation

Used to represent a sound made in speech in a variety of situations, in particular to ask for something to be repeated or explained or to elicit agreement: “Eh? What’s this?” “Let’s hope so, eh?”
More example sentences
  • Can I buy you fellas a beer while Alan and I farm a little, eh?
  • ‘Look at that faucet, eh!’ exclaims a mother to her friend.
  • He had become hard of hearing and occasionally, with the sound of a distant lawn mower coming from outside, leaned forward to say ‘Eh?

Origin

natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.

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