ahem


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a·hem

 (ə-hĕm′)
interj.
Used to attract attention or to express doubt or warning.

ahem

(əˈhɛm)
interj
a clearing of the throat, used to attract attention, express doubt, etc

a•hem

(pronounced as a nasalized scraping sound, as if clearing the throat; spelling pron. əˈhɛm, hɛm)

interj.
(used to attract attention, express doubt or a mild warning, etc.)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ahem - 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.
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Translations

ahem

[əˈhem] EXCL¡ejem!

ahem

interjhm
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Only let me remind you, it's quite needless he should hear more of your adventures or those of -- ahem -- Mr.
But curling is not football and our boys Scotland, ahem, I mean Great Britain, are ranked second in the world.
Hadi Wardan, a member of the local authority for Sharis in Hajja, said the situation in Ahem is very hazardous and that people were the victims of two devils, fighting Houthi tribesmen and landmines.
So when the ICC reveal umpire Darrell Hair has been left off the list for the Champions Trophy in India because of, ahem, 'security reasons' you might have expected Indian authorities to go along with the nudge-nudge wink-wink stuff.
This issue's cover story, an interview with, ahem, me, explores some of those consequences.
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Call me naive," Sloan wrote in the May 5th issue, "but it seems to me that we should be discussing ideas on their merits, not the relative size of people's, ahem, policies.
A fourth man, Rafiq Ahem Dean, of Garstang, was disqualified for six years in respect of his conduct as a director of Etile and of a second company, North West 2000.
Or maybe, ahem, you look down and you don't see them?
Michelle Thorne may not be getting an invitation to the Oscars or even the Baftas any time soon, but Insider has it on good authority that she is very big in the, ahem, adult movie industry.
This condom contest was de nitely, ahem, a hard one.