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Definition of the noun ahem
What does ahem mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ahems
- 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.
Alternative definition of the noun ahem
- A use of the interjection, ahem.
Other definitions of ahem
What does ahem also mean?
- (onomatopoeia) the sound of a quiet cough or of clearing one's throat
- an exclamation or cough to get attention
- an exclamation of disapproval or annoyance
- an exclamation to indicate sarcasm
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Ahem, ahem′, interj. a lengthened form of Hem. Ahithophel. See Achitophel. Ahigh, ahī′, adv. an obsolete form of ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
ahem Excuse of being elsewhere—alibi Excuse offered—pretext Excuse someone from a task or obligation—let off Exdirectory—unlisted Execrable— damnable Execrate—curse, abhor Execute—behead, kill Execute—does, carry out Execute ...
by Kevin J. Taylor
Throat: AHEM, AH-HEM, AHEM, ARRARGLE, HHUURGG, HUKK, RRGL [see Dieing, Exclamations] Thunder: B-DAMM-D-D, KTAK KTAK BALOWM, BOOM [ see Explosions] Toxic waste: FIZZZ, GURGLE, PLOP, SPLOSH [see Bubble, Gurgling ...
Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez
Ahem! ahem! (an invitation to discretion in a conversation), Gee up! Or a referential function: Go on! (an ironic form of agreement), Ss!
A Universal Critical and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: Including Scientific Terms (1863)
AHEM,. EHEM,. ALEM,. EREM. Accent the Antepenultimate. Menabcm, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Betb-haccerem. AIM.* Accent the Penultimate. Chusan- Rishathaim, Kirjathaim, Bethdiblathaim, Rama- tfr3im, Adith'aim, Misrephothmaim , Abel ...
by Merrill F. Unger
MEN′AHEM (men′a-hem; ...
by Jana Ranson
ahem, condemn, contemn, modem, pro tem, theorem. (3) apothegm, ATM, Bethlehem, ...
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serenading the trees
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uscito da un luogo ameno e impacciatissimo.
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It was bound to happen...
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inside joke, sorry
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- "Helper". Ahem...
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- Ahem... Mr Speaker...
Texas State Capitol, Austin.
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- Egg drop - ahem
Last week the Thetau Tau engineering fraternity held the annual egg drop competition. The goal is to get eggs to survive a fall from the seventh floor of the engineering tower, but some entries are more serious than others.
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- 'Houses Of The Holy' ... ahem
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- Hope weekend 144 (Ahem)
A weekend in this lovely place...
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Video shows what ahem means. (onomatopoeia) the sound of a quiet cough or of clearing one's throat. an exclamation or cough to get attention. an exclamation ...
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Scrabble value of A1H4E1M3
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of AHEM
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