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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘ahem’.

Ahem
Pronunciation:
\a throat-clearing sound; often read as ə-ˈhem\
Function:
interjection
Etymology:
imitative
Date:
1763
—used especially to attract attention or to express disapproval or embarrassment


ahem. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahem
 
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