ahem

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interjection \ a throat-clearing sound; often read as ə-ˈhem ; \

Definition of ahem

used especially to attract attention or to express disapproval or embarrassment

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Origin and Etymology of ahem

imitative


AHEM Defined for English Language Learners

ahem

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interjection

Definition of ahem for English Language Learners

  • —used in writing to represent a sound that is like a quiet cough that people make especially to attract attention or to express disapproval or embarrassment


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