Harrumph meaning

hə-rŭmf
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To harrumph means to make a loud noise of disapproval, or to clear your throat loudly.

When someone does something you do not approve of and you make a loud grunting noise to show your dissatisfaction, this is an example of a time when you harrumph.

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The definition of a harrumph is a loud expression of disapproval or a loud clearing of the throat.

A loud disapproving sound is an example of a harrumph.

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To make a show of clearing one's throat.
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To offer usually brief critical comments.

Harrumphed for a while over the proposal.

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To clear one's throat, esp. in a studied, pompous way.
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To protest or complain in a pompous or self-righteous way.
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The act or sound of harrumphing.
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Used to suggest such a sound.
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Alternative spelling of harumph.
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Alternative spelling of harumph.
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Alternative spelling of harumph.
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Origin of harrumph

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition