from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a show of clearing one's throat.
- intransitive v. To offer usually brief critical comments: harrumphed for a while over the proposal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Alternative spelling of harumph.
- n. Alternative spelling of harumph.
- v. Alternative spelling of harumph.
It was sort of a "harrumph," but there was no vocalization, only air.
Davies, though clearly parroting out the Labour party line, was much stronger than Duncan, whose fits of giggles and simpering "harrumph" responses were quite cringemaking.
Time for what The Landed Underclass calls a "harrumph".
It's a collective combined 'harrumph' and 'tut' coming from the heart of middle England, upon hearing the news.
If it came out Roger Ebert worked for Paramount, it would be a scandal; if it was revealed Game Informer held a monthly eBay auction where game publishers bid on the cover story, gamers would log a jaded "harrumph" on the 'Net, sigh, and go back to asking the clerk at Gamestop for game recommendations.
The little brother would then stomp his foot on the ground and go "harrumph".
Eurella "harrumph" ed at that, then said, "The rest of your 'associates' have names?
Trapper John on November 24, 2009 - 9: 31 A.M. ... that the Master Shark Baiters would let out a "harrumph" or two at this immature behavior; -)
I'll use MY set definition above, since you haven't provided one yet (harrumph).
"The Fry Chronicles" is so slickly charming it seems churlish to harrumph, so I'll merely take a page out of Mr. Fry's book to comment that his compilation of crotchets can be both compelling and cockamamie.