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What Does OAN Mean?OAN means "One America News" and "On Another Note."
The abbreviation OAN has a number of meanings including "One America News" and "On Another Note." Here is more information about each of these definitions of OAN. Examples of use can be found below.
One America NewsThe abbreviation OAN is widely used to refer to the "One America News Network" (formally abbreviated as OANN.)
On Another NoteOAN is used with the meaning "On Another Note" to introduce a change of subject. OAN is often employed as part of the normal flow of conversation, but can also be used when the sender feels uncomfortable with where the conversation is going or doesn't want to answer a question.
In public speaking, the use of phrases such as "On Another Note," or "On a different note," is known as "signposting." It helps to avoid confusion in the audience, by clearly indicating a change in topic.
The phrase "On Another Note" probably originated in music, where a different key may completely change the sound of a piece of music.
Image for OANWhen I write OAN, I mean this: OAN also means "One America News."
Summary of Key Points
First Definition of GC"One America News" is the most common definition for OAN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||One America News|
2: Quite easy to guess
Second Definition for GC"On Another Note" is another common definition for OAN.
|Definition:||On Another Note|
2: Quite easy to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Examples of OAN in SentencesHere are examples of OAN being used in conversations:
- Alice: Did you actually believe what OAN said about the coronavirus vaccine?!
- Ginny: Err, I'm not sure. OAN, what's the weather forecast for the weekend?
(Here, OAN is being used to mean both "One America News" and "On Another Note.")
- Ray: When are you going to pay me back?
- Alan: Soon. OAN, how's your Mum?
(Here, OAN is being used to mean "On Another Note.")
An Academic Look at OANWhether used with the meaning "One America News" or "On Another Note," OAN is classified as an initialism abbreviation, because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Oh Ay Enn").
"On Another Note" is an idiom; i.e., a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. Here are some other common idioms:
- He's been pushing up daisies for a year. (He's been dead for a year.)
- Let's paint the town red. (Let's have a good time in town.)
Example of OAN Used in a Text
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