Definitions

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  • interjection Alternative spelling of huh.

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Examples

  • News at Eleven: The eight poems from Elizabeth Bishop, for example, start with two of the “Songs for a Colored Singer”, which turn up the volume of what follows; and Emily Dickinson takes on a blues rhythm, the dashes of her punctuation becoming a kind of hunh:

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • News at Eleven: The eight poems from Elizabeth Bishop, for example, start with two of the “Songs for a Colored Singer”, which turn up the volume of what follows; and Emily Dickinson takes on a blues rhythm, the dashes of her punctuation becoming a kind of hunh:

    News at Eleven: The eight poems from Elizabeth Bishop,

  • Bassist Stephen Hanley takes it to the bridge, guitarist Craig Scanlon paints the lines in the toll lane with shards of noise, and Smith stands in the middle of the road hollering at passersby, replacing Brown's deep-gut "hunh" with a nasal "ah" - a rhythmic device that allows him to ensnare any word in his metered grasp.

    The Fall

  • “Baby, hunh?” he snorted, guiding me to the kitchen.

    Show Stoppah

  • “Scared, hunh?” the nigga asked, his hot breath scorching the fine hairs on my neck.

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  • 'Unh, hunh! more'n once when I took a doze at the steering-oar.

    The Men of Forty Mile

  • Uh hunh, and if you are just an ordinary citizen in D.C., not the daughter of a senator, will the DC Metro Police, Capitol Police and FBI show up if you are carjacked?

    Senator's daughter is carjacked

  • Maybe I should roll on back to Detroit, and with you watching, kill the two old people one at a time, hunh?

    Show Stoppah

  • “Baby, hunh?” he snorted, guiding me to the kitchen.

    Show Stoppah

  • Maybe I should roll on back to Detroit, and with you watching, kill the two old people one at a time, hunh?

    Show Stoppah

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  • Wiktionary says hunh? is an alternative spelling of huh? That little "n" tells me this word is pronounced through the nose. Squinch up your snoot, look wide-eyed and incredulous, and with mouth closed or your tongue closing your bucal cavity, say huh? completely through your nose. That's hunh Practice this interjection until you perfect it. Don't forget the nose squinching.

    March 10, 2011

  • Hunh-uh.

    March 10, 2011

  • Hunh-unh.

    March 10, 2011

  • Yuh-hunh.

    March 10, 2011