harrumph

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verb har·rumph \hə-ˈrəm(p)f\

Definition of harrumph

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to clear the throat in a pompous way

  3. 2 :  to comment disapprovingly

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of harrumph

imitative


HARRUMPH Defined for English Language Learners

harrumph

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verb

Definition of harrumph for English Language Learners

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


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