ahem definition

  • interjection:
    • accustomed entice attention or even express doubt or caution.
    • the sound of a quiet coughing or of clearing one's throat
    • an exclamation or cough to obtain interest
    • an exclamation of disapproval or irritation
    • an exclamation to point sarcasm
    • An exclamation to call your interest; hem.
  • noun:
    • A use associated with interjection, ahem.
    • the utterance of a sound like clearing the neck; designed to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, cover embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
  • others:
    • An utterance designed to entice attention, present question, etc.

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