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When I was 15, I came downstairs one morning, picked up mother's newspaper and, oh, what a shock! The Titanic had gone. The 'unsinkable' ship - but it had gone down so simple.
Henry Allingham

Meaning of "oh" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OH

oh  [əʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oh is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES OH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oh in the English dictionary

The definition of oh in the dictionary is an exclamation expressive of surprise, pain, pleasure, etc. Other definition of oh is an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OH

ogress
ogrish
ogrishly
ogrism
Ogun
Ogygian
OHAC
OHG
ohia
Ohio
ohm
Ohm´s law
ohmage
ohmic
ohmically
ohmmeter
OHMS
oho
OHP
ohv

Synonyms and antonyms of oh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OH

Find out the translation of oh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oh
570 millions of speakers

English

oh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উহু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oh
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ああ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oh
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oh
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oh
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

O
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oh
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OH»

The term «oh» is very widely used and occupies the 1.325 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oh

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10 QUOTES WITH «OH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oh.
1
Henry Allingham
When I was 15, I came downstairs one morning, picked up mother's newspaper and, oh, what a shock! The Titanic had gone. The 'unsinkable' ship - but it had gone down so simple.
2
Catherine Bell
I didn't figure out the makeup or cute hair or clothes until oh, maybe my junior year of high school.
3
Jake Busey
Oh yeah, 'Starship Troopers' was one of the best experiences of my life, and I made some lifelong friends.
4
Charisma Carpenter
Oh heck yeah, I totally would love to have a Phantom Dennis in real life.
5
Alex Chiu
Oh there are lots of doctors and medical professionals out there who buy my devices at whole sale price.
6
Bikram Choudhury
Movie stars, rich people - oh, they have so many beautiful cars!
7
Merry Clayton
Oh boy, I grew up hearing Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers, Mahalia Jackson, sitting on Mahalia Jackson's lap in my dad's church.
8
Caroline Corr
Oh yeah, we all write. That's what's great about when you have basics in piano.
9
Tony Curtis
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
10
Ted Demme
What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers look at other films that are retro pieces, like L.A. Confidential, and say, oh, that's period. We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OH»

Discover the use of oh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oh!
Presents the entertaining adventures of Cleveland, an eccentric billionaire retired from his soda pop and miniature golf course empire, and the rest of his absurd and unusual family
Mary Robison, 1981
2
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions.
Dr. Seuss, 2003
3
Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My!
An array of unique cupcake designs explains how to use snack items and common candies to create a variety of confectionery masterpieces to suit any occasion, including birthday towers, a cookie makeup party, and an octopus garden.
Karen Tack, Alan Richardson, 2012
4
Oh No She Didn't: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and ...
Visible panty line. Who hasn’t had the unfortunate experience of witnessing—or (gasp!) actually wearing—one of these fashion disasters? The atrocities Clinton Kelly has seen—it’s a surprise he hasn’t gouged out his own eyes.
Clinton Kelly, 2010
5
Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
Anyone who loves Dr. Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.
Jacob M. Held, 2011
6
North Korea Through the Looking Glass
Exploiting domestic and international news broadcasts and international news broadcasts and defector testimony, this book explores what the leadership and masses believe about their current predicament and why they refuse to adopt more ...
Kong Dan Oh, Ralph C. Hassig, 2004
7
Oh My Goth
A fiercely individualist Goth girl wakes up to discover that the whole world has gone Goth and she's actually -- gag -- popular.
Gena Showalter, 2006
8
Oh. My. Gods.
When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history.
Tera Lynn Childs, 2008
9
Clinical Electromyography: Nerve Conduction Studies
This edition's new chapter on special nerve conduction techniques describes studies such as motor unit number estimation and muscle fiber conduction velocity and discusses their clinical value and limitations.
Shin J. Oh, 2003
10
Uh-Oh
"Uh-oh" is more than a momentary reaction to small problems. "Uh-oh" is an attitude -- a perspective on the universe. The #1 Bestseller by the author of ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN. From the Paperback edition.
Robert Fulghum, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oh is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to Snag a Reservation at That Oh-So-Popular Restaurant
It's a beautiful Saturday evening and you want to go out to a hot new restaurant, maybe splurge on one of those grand Michelin three-star ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Oh we do like to eat beside the seaside: Catherine Cleary's top 10 …
Imagine standing in a wooden shack as a winter wind blasts through, trying to picture a restaurant in a place held together with salt and ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Think Cats Can't Be Trained? Oh, How Wrong You Are
If you've ever suggested training your cat to a friend or colleague, there's a good chance they laughed in your face. But Samantha Martin ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Oh yes: Trump's “Make America Great Again” cap will be on sale …
I wasn't joking yesterday. I want one and I will have one. My one misgiving about it is that there are bound to be many painful ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
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Bendix moves headquarters to Avon, OH
The new headquarters of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will remain in Lorain County and will be located in Avon, OH, the company ... «Fleet Owner, Jul 15»
6
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! See All The Best Twitter Reactions To The …
It happened again, old chums! Wednesday night was the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on the SyFy network, and it did not disappoint! «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
7
Rachel McAdams looks oh so chic for night on the town ahead of …
In Southpaw she plays a rough and tough woman, hardened after years of seeing her boxer husband beaten in the ring. But in real life Rachel ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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'OH SNAP!' Adam Baldwin sums up just how foul Hillary is with 3 …
'OH SNAP!' Actor Adam Baldwin sums up just how foul Hillary Clinton is with only 3 letters. Posted at 12:10 pm on July 24, 2015 by Twitchy Staff | View ... «Twitchy, Jul 15»
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Blog: Rain? Snow? Cooler temps? Oh yeah
Oh, and some snow is possible over the mountaintops, too. With that colder air settling in, snow levels will drop to near 8000 feet. Keep watching for additional ... «KRTV Great Falls News, Jul 15»
10
Oh baby, it's complicated
Gina Rodriguez (left) as Jane and Andrea Navedo as her mother in Jane the Virgin. Photo / Supplied. Jane the Virgin (Fridays, Prime, 9.30pm) ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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