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English definition of “harrumph”

harrumph

verb [I] uk   /həˈrʊmf/ informal mainly humorous us  
to express anger and disapproval, often not by speaking but making a noise: I didn't hear what he said - he sort of harrumphed and walked off. [+ speech] "Absolute nonsense!" harrumphed the colonel.Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
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