One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Used to express contentment or pleasure.‘mmm, that pizza looks so good’‘mm, I love the sun’
- ‘'Mmm, this cream cheese is delicious,' announced the girl next to me, biting into her croissant with vigor.’
- ‘Tess put down both plates and lifted the covers off. "Mmm," Brian said "Smells good."’
- ‘"Vanilla," she murmured, taking one to taste. "Mm, delicious."’
- ‘Mm, I feel much better now.’
- ‘Mmm, that pudding was lovely.’
- ‘Mm, I love french fries.’
- 1.1 Used to express agreement or approval.‘mm, yeah, I know what you mean’
- ‘"Want some pancakes?" "Mmm, that would be great."’
- ‘'I brought my iPod, do you want to have a listen?' 'Mmm, okay.'’
- ‘“Mmm, that's right,” agreed Peter.’
- ‘Mmm, nice idea! Can I have a go?’
- ‘Mm, yes, I agree the review was a little basic.’
- ‘'You'd thought of that, had you?' 'Mm,' I said.’
2Used to express uncertainty or reflection.‘mmm, I haven't read the whole article but I don't really like the sound of this’
- ‘Mm, I'm not sure I see the distinction you're drawing.’
- ‘Mmm. Good point. But I still think we should go on.’
- ‘Mm, I felt like I was watching a different show to the one you're all talking about.’
- ‘Mm, how does that work?’
- ‘Mmm. Perhaps this idea needs a rethink.’
- ‘Mmm. I might have to check that statement with the lawyers!’
- ‘'I could really see him as James Bond.' 'Mmm, not sure.'’
1Maelzel's metronome (an indication of tempo in music, given as the number of beats per minute).
3(in the UK) Military Medal.
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