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ahem

exclamation
 
 
/əˈhəm/ mainly humorous
used to describe the little cough that someone gives to express slight embarrassment, enjoyment, doubt or disapproval, or to attract attention
(轻声咳嗽,用于表示有一点尴尬、好笑、怀疑、不同意或吸引注意力)呃哼
Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of ahem from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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