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Definition of the noun ahem

What does ahem mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ahems

  1. 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


  1. A use of the interjection, ahem.

Other definitions of ahem

What does ahem also mean?


  1. (onomatopoeia) the sound of a quiet cough or of clearing one's throat
  2. an exclamation or cough to get attention
  3. an exclamation of disapproval or annoyance
  4. an exclamation to indicate sarcasm

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Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Ahem, ahem′, interj. a lengthened form of Hem. Ahithophel. See Achitophel. Ahigh, ahī′, adv. an obsolete form of ...

Google previewCrossword 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 ...

Google previewKA-BOOM! A Dictionary of Comic Book Words, Symbols & Onomatopoeia

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Devices (1991)

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!

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

MEN′AHEM (men′a-hem; ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

ahem, condemn, contemn, modem, pro tem, theorem. (3) apothegm, ATM, Bethlehem, ...

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Ahem Meaning

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.

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