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er 1

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Pronunciation: /əː/
/ə/

exclamation

Expressing hesitation: ‘Would you like some tea?’ ‘Er ... yes ... thank you.’
More example sentences
  • Er, your shoulder? said Arthur in a horrified whisper
  • So we were gulping down our pasta and I said: "Er, er, things could be…"

Origin

Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with er

à deux, agent provocateur, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, blur, bon viveur, burr, Chandigarh, coiffeur, concur, confer, connoisseur, cordon-bleu, cri de cœur, cur, danseur, Darfur, defer, demur, de rigueur, deter, entrepreneur, err, farceur, faute de mieux, fir, flâneur, Fleur, force majeure, fur, hauteur, her, infer, inter, jongleur, Kerr, littérateur, longueur, masseur, Monseigneur, monsieur, Montesquieu, Montreux, murre, myrrh, occur, pas de deux, Pasteur, per, pisteur, poseur, pot-au-feu, prefer, prie-dieu, pudeur, purr, raconteur, rapporteur, refer, répétiteur, restaurateur, saboteur, sabreur, seigneur, Sher, shirr, sir, skirr, slur, souteneur, spur, stir, tant mieux, transfer, Ur, vieux jeu, voyageur, voyeur, were, whirr

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Er 2 Line breaks: Er

symbol

The chemical element erbium.

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ER 3 Line breaks: ER
Pronunciation: /iːˈɑː/

abbreviation

1North American Emergency room.
2King Edward.
[From Latin Edwardus Rex]
3Queen Elizabeth.
[From Latin Elizabetha Regina]

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