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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Verb- To make a pompous throat-clearing sound.

Usage examples (36)
  • Verb (used without object) : The professor harrumphed good-naturedly
  • It was sort of a "harrumph," but there was no vocalization, only air.
  • Time for what The Landed Underclass calls a "harrumph".
  • The little brother would then stomp his foot on the ground and go "harrumph". for more
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