Definition of whom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ho͞om/


Used instead of “who” as the object of a verb or preposition: [interrogative pronoun]: whom did he marry? [relative pronoun]: her mother, in whom she confided, said it wasn’t easy for her
More example sentences
  • You are never quite sure which actor is sitting where, or which voice belongs to whom.
  • This will be a comfort to Cameron, over whom Vogts had appeared to blow hot and cold.
  • The poor reader must be as confused as Media Watch about who has done what to whom.


On the use of who and whom, see who (usage).

Words that rhyme with whom

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, Hume, illume, inhume, Khartoum, khoum, loom, neume, perfume, plume, presume, resume, rheum, room, spume, subsume, tomb, vroom, womb, zoom

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