Definition of um in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /(ə)m/


Expressing hesitation or a pause in speech: anyway, um, where was I?


Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the early 17th century.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: um

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.