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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."’
- ‘Mmm, that pudding was lovely.’
- ‘Mm, I feel much better now.’
- ‘Mm, I love french fries.’
- ‘"Vanilla," she murmured, taking one to taste. "Mm, delicious."’
- 1.1Used to express agreement or approval.‘mm, yeah, I know what you mean’
- ‘'You'd thought of that, had you?' 'Mm,' I said.’
- ‘Mmm, nice idea! Can I have a go?’
- ‘'I brought my iPod, do you want to have a listen?' 'Mmm, okay.'’
- ‘“Mmm, that's right,” agreed Peter.’
- ‘Mm, yes, I agree the review was a little basic.’
- ‘"Want some pancakes?" "Mmm, that would be great."’
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 felt like I was watching a different show to the one you're all talking about.’
- ‘Mmm. I might have to check that statement with the lawyers!’
- ‘Mmm. Perhaps this idea needs a rethink.’
- ‘Mm, how does that work?’
- ‘Mm, I'm not sure I see the distinction you're drawing.’
- ‘Mmm. Good point. But I still think we should go on.’
- ‘'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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