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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Used to express emotion, such as surprise or disgust.

Usage examples (32)
  • We sat in aw as we listened to Hillary's speech and wondered aloud what she's up too.
  • Tha art tremblin 'aw' o'er, Lizzie.
  • I said a very long extended "aw" during that entire video.
  • The frequency of the "aw" sound short a? is notable though. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Say "aw" (an expression of sympathy or dislike) when teasing your little brother, but not when responding to a person of whom you are in "awe" (fearful reverence).
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