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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /m̩ː(ː)/
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InterjectionEdit

mmm (with as many 'm's as necessary)

  1. (onomatopoeia) An expression used to show contentment for something
    mmm this is a tasty pie!
  2. (onomatopoeia) An expression used to show thought or reflection
    mmm, I see what you mean.
  3. (onomatopoeia) An expression used to show being muffled or not able to speak clearly, as well as "mmph".
    • 2014 May 11, Ivan Hewett, “Piano Man: a Life of John Ogdon by Charles Beauclerk, review: A new biography of the great British pianist whose own genius destroyed him [print version: A colossus off-key, 10 May 2014, p. R27]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1]:
      In his final years he [John Ogdon] gave an interview to an American journalist who noticed that “his handshake is a boneless fadeaway. His response to a lengthy anecdote from a close friend is likely to range from a non-committal ‘Mmmmmmm’ to a rare ‘Very interesting’.”
  4. (Britain) Yes.
    • 1987, Withnail and I:
      Danny: Have you got any food?
      I: Mmm! As a matter of fact, got a saveloy.

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LugandaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeia.

InterjectionEdit

mmm

  1. Used to signify that one is listening and understands

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

The Essentials of Luganda, J. D. Chesswas, 4th edition. Oxford University Press: Nairobi. 1967, p. 152.

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InterjectionEdit

mmm

  1. Alternative form of hm