Ahem

usgb/əˈhem/Volume
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LampPro Tip 1/3
Getting AttentionPlay
Use 'ahem' to subtly interrupt or signal you want to speak without being rude. SlideAhem, may I add a point?
LampPro Tip 2/3
Hesitation CuePlay
'Ahem' can express uncertainty or pause for thought before continuing a statement. SlideAhem, well, I'm not quite sure.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Polite ReminderPlay
Use 'ahem' as a polite prompt if someone has overlooked something. SlideAhem, the meeting starts at 9, right?