Ahem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈhem|  American pronunciation of the word ahem
Brit.  |əˈhem|  British pronunciation of the word ahem

noun

- the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc. (syn: hem)
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