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interjection American English pronunciation: oh //
  1. 1
    used when you start telling someone something, for example something that you have just remembered

    Oh darling, did you see that note I left you?

    1. a.
      used at the beginning of a reply for showing that someone has just reminded you of something

      "I gave you the money last week, remember?" "Oh yeah, sorry, I completely forgot."

  2. 4
    used for accepting someone's answer to your question

    "You haven't invited her husband, have you?" "Of course I have." "Oh. Well don't expect me to come then."

  3. 6
    used for showing that you did not know something

    "He just resigned." "Oh, did he?"

    "David should be home next week." "Oh yes?"

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