harrumph

verb har·rumph \ hə-ˈrəm(p)f \

Definition of harrumph

intransitive verb
1 :to clear the throat in a pompous way
2 :to comment disapprovingly
transitive verb
:to utter (a comment) disapprovingly

harrumph

noun

Examples of harrumph in a Sentence

  1. “These charges are absurd,” he harrumphed.

  2. They stood around harrumphing about the current state of politics.

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Origin and Etymology of harrumph

imitative


HARRUMPH Defined for English Language Learners

harrumph

verb

Definition of harrumph for English Language Learners

  • : to say (something) in a disapproving or complaining way


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