how to pronounce hem

/ˈhɛm/

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hem is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of hem in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to be on the same hem sheet and you have …”

meanings of hem

noun:

  1. The border of an article of clothing doubled back and stitched together to finish the edge and prevent it from fraying.
  2. An utterance or sound of the voice like "hem", often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.
  3. A rim or margin of something.
  4. In sheet metal design, a rim or edge folded back on itself to create a smooth edge and to increase strength or rigidity.

verb:

  1. To surround something or someone in a confining way.
  2. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; to hesitate in speaking.
  3. (in sewing) To make a hem.
  4. To put hem on an article of clothing, to edge or put a border on something.

interjection:

  1. Used to fill in the gap of a pause with a vocalized sound.

pronoun:

  1. Obsolete form of 'em.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to hem

femmehairhimharethemhymnchemremheadham

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