ahem

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Interjection[edit]

ahem

  1. (onomatopoeia) the sound of a quiet cough or of clearing one's throat
  2. an exclamation or cough to get attention
    Ahem! Could we please get started?
  3. an exclamation of disapproval or annoyance
    Ahem! In case you didn't notice, I did my share, too.
  4. an exclamation to indicate sarcasm
    I really (ahem!) liked the chocolate broccoli surprise.

Noun[edit]

ahem (plural ahems)

  1. A use of the interjection, ahem.

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