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Have you ever noticed when you start getting happy, you say, uh-uh, I'd better watch out. I feel too good. Something's going to happen.
Dyan Cannon

Meaning of "uh-uh" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UH-UH

uh-uh  [ˈʌˈʌ] play
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WHAT DOES UH-UH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Yes and no

Yes and no are two words for expressing the affirmative and the negative respectively in modern English. English originally used a four-form system up to and including Early Middle English but Modern English has reduced this to a two-form system consisting of just 'yes' and 'no'. Some languages do not answer yes-no questions with single words meaning 'yes' or 'no'. Welsh and Finnish are among several languages that typically employ echo answers rather than using words for 'yes' and 'no', though both languages do also have words broadly similar to 'yes' and 'no'. Other languages have systems named two-form, three-form, and four-form systems, depending on how many words for yes and no they employ. Some languages, such as Latin, have no yes-no word systems. The words yes and no are not easily classified into any of the eight conventional parts of speech. Although sometimes classified as interjections, they do not qualify as such, and they are not adverbs.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UH-UH

ugliness
UGLIS
ugly
Ugly American
ugly duckling
Ugrian
Ugric
ugsome
ugsomeness
uh
uh huh
uh-huh
UHF
uhlan
Uhland
UHT
uhuru

WORDS THAT END LIKE UH-UH

duh
huh
kletterschuh
puh
Shluh
uh
uh huh
uh-huh

Synonyms and antonyms of uh-uh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «uh-uh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UH-UH

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

Translator English - Chinese

嗯,嗯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uh - uh
570 millions of speakers

English

uh-uh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उह उह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اه اه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

э-э- э-э
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uh- uh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আহ-আহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

uh-uh
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uh-uh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

uh-uh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウウン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어 - 어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uh-uh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

uh -uh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இம்-இம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उह-उह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ı-ıh
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uh - uh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uh - uh
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

е-е - е-е
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uh - uh
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χμμ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uh - uh
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uh -uh
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uh - uh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uh-uh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UH-UH»

The term «uh-uh» is regularly used and occupies the 58.595 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UH-UH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «uh-uh» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «uh-uh» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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QUOTES WITH «UH-UH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word uh-uh.
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Dyan Cannon
Have you ever noticed when you start getting happy, you say, uh-uh, I'd better watch out. I feel too good. Something's going to happen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UH-UH»

Discover the use of uh-uh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uh-uh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Uh-Uh, Daughter, Don't Even Go There
Minister Patricia S. Hatcher-Jones. needs were met, I became a prime candidate for Satan's traps. Yet, in spite of all of Satan's attempts, throughout my life I heard the Holy Spirit tell me time and time again “uh-uh, daughter, don't even go there.
Minister Patricia S. Hatcher-Jones, 2010
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The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media
Uh! uh! uh! . . . [Spoken] I could have done much better . . . [Sung] I want to get it, ah haaa, ah haaa . . . Can't you feel that something's coming up ... uh! uh! uh! uh! . . . ah! ah! ah! ah! . . . [Spoken] It's breathtaking ... I wanted to, I really wanted to .
Lisa A. Lewis, 1992
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Understanding and Implementing the Finite Element Method
(5.20) Proof. Since uh - ~uh e V/,, a(m,,uh -uh) = t(uh -uh) \ and ah(uh,uli -uh) -th( uh -uh). Therefore, an(uh - uh.uh -«/,) = ah(uh,uh -uh) - «/,(«/,, «/, - «/,) = ah(uh, uh - uh) - "(uh, uh - uh) + a(uh, u,, -«/,)- ah(lih, uh - «/,) = (ah - a)(uh,uh - Tih) - t(uh ...
Mark S. Gockenbach, 2006
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The Linguistic Individual : Self-Expression in Language and ...
able from the semantics of the phrase, since uh has no semantic content and since, as we have seen, and is most often a marker of a continuation, not a marker of a shift. Yet and uh, uh just as clearly serves as a discourse marker in this story, ...
Barbara Johnstone Associate Professor of Linguistics Texas A&M University, 1996
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Youth Employment and Training Programs: The YEDPA Years
... □h rH >i c o1 01 4J 0rl c c 0 □hi Eh 01 > T E 4J 0H T hi U □H □H -h Ul a to U 4J 4J U I0 TJ c -H Ul 4J 4J O 4J Ul >i 4J -H TT 3 C rH 0 0 hi 01 UH UH Ul 3 •u c T rH >< 4J 4J Ul a 0 •0 m E H 01 -hi □r-□ o H « 01 J= UH c UH □o hi •H O □H o ...
Charles Betsey, Robinson G. Hollister, Jr., Mary R. Papageorgiou, 1985
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Formulaic Language
Monday uh bank. hm Test 5: Uh.. uh good morning.. uh.. um.. me uh I want a.. big big ter//uh terevision, alright? Um, big. Alright? And uh.. money? Yes. Fine.. um.. big and. uh ... small um.. TV. yes.. uh small um.. Uh.. sky and cricket and.. tennis ...
Roberta Corrigan, 2009
7
Analyzing Prose: Second Edition
I'll voice-over its effect on us: uh uh uh The question though, of carrying on hostilities and trying to uh uh uh accomplish uhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh uhuh objectives by warfare in this world of today is something, of course that you have to weigh ...
Richard Lanham, 2003
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Srikandhi Dances Lènggèr:
DHALANG: PUNTADEWA: É-é-é-é-éh, uh-uh-uh-u-u-u-uh! O, King of Ndwarawati, have the Pandhawas met their end in suffer ing like this, Brother King? Uh-uhu-u-uh. My brother, Wrekudara has become a diamond-eyed elephant, Nakula ...
René Lysloff, 2009
9
Ira Gershwin
when the miraculous day would occur that he'd hear mm-hmmm from her.29 In " Uh-Uh," however, Ira's linguistic playfulness upstages the romantic plea of the boy: It's always "Uh-uh! uh-uh! uh-uh! uh-uh!" when I come closer It's always "Uh- uh!
Philip Furia
10
Semismooth Newton Methods for Variational Inequalities and ...
Consequently, if uh are the if' -coordinates of uh, then the nh -coordinates jh/(uh) of jh(uh) : uh are jh/(uh) : uh, and the step —jh/(uh) brings us from uh to the solution 0. However, the following approach yields a completely different result: In ...
Michael Ulbrich, 2011

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UH-UH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term uh-uh is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence Review: No. Nope. Uh-uh.
Uh-uh. In case you were expecting director Tom Six's sicko human-anus-to-mouth-stitching horror saga to suddenly become better, or at least tolerable, by its ... «Vulture, May 15»
2
“But Immigration is Complex…” Uh-uh! Not so Fast!
Coming up to the 2015 General Election, the inflammatory rhetoric of UKIP is a worrying feature of the complex political scene in the UK. It's always been ... «Glossy News, May 15»
3
Referees union defends Lauren Holtkamp after criticism by Chris Paul
"We're trying to get the ball out fast every time down the court and when we did that she said, 'Uh-uh,' and I said, 'Why uh-uh?' and she gave me a tech and that's ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
4
Uh-uh, It's much ado about plenty
The rumor mill is in overdrive during “Much Ado About Nothing,” which St. Mary's College of Maryland will stage Nov. 6 to 16 at the Bruce Davis Theater. «So Md News, Oct 14»
5
Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, Faking It
Op-ed: Uh-Uh, Not So Fast, Faking It. This show aims high for a post-gay message but falls short of really delivering it. BY Michelle Garcia. May 13 2014 4:30 AM ... «Advocate.com, May 14»
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Potpourri: Bang? Whimper? Uh-uh!
A red giant sun scorches the earth five billion years from now. The artist's depiction includes a Mayan stele. space art network ... «Alberta Daily Herald Tribune, Dec 12»
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Bringing Sexy Back
Anyone out there want have sex with a steady beat? uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-are you done yet? Fast and slow, loud and soft, ferocious and delicate, ... «San Diego Reader, Jun 11»
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Too old? Young? Uh-uh: The 13-year old 0
Like most young teens, she listens to artists like Kelly Clarkson, Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers, watches Family Channel sitcoms and helps her mom ... «London Free Press, Jul 10»
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Sesame Street: The Martians Discover a Telephone
Rocky Rock 1 week ago. MEEEEEYYAAAAAAOOOO...? ........ Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh.. Nope nope nope.. Read more Show less. Reply · 1 ... «YouTube, Dec 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Uh-Uh [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/uh-uh>. Jan 2021 ».
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