Expression of understanding, affirmation, recognition, or realization.
Oh, so that's how it works.
A word to precede an offhand or annoyed remark.
Oh, leave me alone.
A word to precede an added comment or afterthought.
Oh, and don't forget your coat.
An invocation or address (similar to the vocative in languages with noun declension), often with a term of endearment.
1998, Max Martin, ...Baby One More Time (song performed by Britney Spears)
Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know / That something wasn't right here?
Exclamation for drama or emphasis (often poetic).
Oh, when will it end?
1614, Walter Raleigh, Historie of the World
Oh, by what plots, by what forswearings, betrayings, oppressions, imprisonments, tortures, poisonings, and under what reasons of state and politic subtilty, have these forenamed kings […] pulled the vengeance of God upon themselves […]
Expression of pain. See ouch.
Oh! That hurt.
Space filler or extra syllable, especially in (popular) music.
(interrogative)Expression of mild scepticism.
"You should watch where you're going!" "Oh?"
A word to mark a spoken phrase as imaginary.
What if he says "Oh, I need to see your ID"?
Particularly in the context of Internet conversations, "oh" is sometimes written with additional Os or Hs - for example, ohhh. See also ooh.
An utterance of oh; a spoken expression of surprise, acknowledgement, etc.
2011, Seabert Parsons, The Lost Codex of Palenque, page 240
There were ohs and ahs, and the people twisted about as they looked for her. Then they began to applaud.
oh (third-person singular simple presentohs, present participleohing, simple past and past participleohed)
(intransitive) To utter the interjection oh; to express surprise, etc.
1852, Merry's museum and Parley's magazine (volumes 23-24, page 46)
A quarter of an hour elapsed, and then, after several rings at the door-bell, a smothered laugh, and a good deal of ohing and ahing, the door was thrown open, and one by one, as they were announced, in came the expected characters.
From Middle Englisho, oo, from Old Englishō, from Latinō.
the letter O, o (more commonly spelled o)
2006, Ben Bova, Titan, p. 33
One genuine recycled local glass of aitch-two-oh
the digit 0 (especially in representations of speech)
My telephone number is four-double-three-two-oh-nine.
'ho, HO, Ho, H₂O, h/o, ho
(housing)Abbreviation of olohuone(“living room”).
“oh” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
oh(expression of surprise, etc.)
“oh” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
“oh” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
“oh” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
IPA(key): [ˈo], [ˈox]
Rhymes: -o, -ox
Alternative form of ó
IPA(key): /ˈo/, [ˈo]
Homophones: o, ó
oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization)