from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express sympathy, tenderness, disapproval, or disbelief.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation of surprise, disgust, or remonstrance.
  • A common English digraph (pron. â), formerly interchangeable in most instances with au (which see), but now the regular form when final, and when medial before k, l, and n.
  • See awe.
  • A simplified spelling of awe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection Used to express disappointment/dismay.
  • interjection Used to express mild protest, entreaty, consternation, or disapproval.
  • interjection Used to express affection.


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