How much mmmm should be in hmmmmmmm

This is my first question here.

I am not a fluent English speaker. I just know the basics.

My question is how many m‘s should be there in “hmm” as when I try typing it anywhere, it suggests “hmmm,” even on SO sites, including this one.

Is there is any reason for this ?


Hmm. The Macmillan Dictionary has a listing for hmm, but not for hm or hmmm.

Oddly, h’m is listed as an alternative. However, according to Google Ngrams, the prevalence of h’m has fallen off sharply since the 1940s. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen h’m in print.)

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