Complete Definition of "ahem"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ém|-Ém

Interjection
en-interjection

  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?

  1. an exclamation of disapproval or annoyance

#:Ahem! In case you didn't notice, I did my share, too.

  1. an exclamation to indicate sarcasm

#:I really (ahem!) liked the chocolate broccoli surprise.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A use of the interjection, ahem.

Romanian

Pronunciation
IPA|[ahem] or [ahÉm]|lang=ro

Interjection
infl|ro|interjection

  1. yes, similar to "mhm" in English.

See also
da#Romanian|da

et:ahem
fr:ahem
ru:ahem
vi:ahem

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