How Do You Spell UM?

The two-letter word "UM" is pronounced /ʌm/. The first sound, /ʌ/, is a mid-central vowel sound, also known as a schwa. The second sound, /m/, is a bilabial nasal consonant, which means it is pronounced by blocking air from escaping through the mouth and releasing it through the nose. The spelling of "UM" is a reflection of its phonetic sound. It is often used as a filler word, especially when someone is pausing to gather their thoughts or to indicate hesitation or uncertainty.

Top Common Misspellings for UM *

  • uhm 47.1698113%
  • umm 41.5094339%
  • yum 1.8867924%
  • om 0.9433962%

* The statistics data for these misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Other Common Misspellings for UM

Similar spelling words for UM

1 words made out of letters UM

2 letters


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