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English definition of “ahem”

ahem

exclamation uk   /əˈhəm/ mainly humorous us  
used to represent the little cough that someone makes to express slight embarrassment, enjoyment, doubt, or disapproval, or to attract attentionSounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of ahem from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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