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interjection oh pronunciation in American English //
  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 someones 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.”
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  3. 5
    used when you pause because you are thinking about what you are going to say
    He was, oh, sixty or so at the time.
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  4. 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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  5. 7
    British used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said
    Then he says oh I thought you weren’t coming.


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