How to Pronounce Ahem?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Ahem" is [əhˈəm], [əhˈəm], [ə_h_ˈə_m].

"Ahem" in context

Ahem is an onomatopoeic exclamation used to attract somebody's attention. It is generally used by speakers after they have already delivered some speech and someone in the audience has disrupted it, such as by coughing. It is also used when a speaker needs to break an awkward silence in a conversation, wants to remind the audience of something they have said, or when they have something of the utmost importance to say. It is very effective in verbal communication and serves its purpose in drawing attention towards the speaker.


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