Definitions

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  • interj. A sound, usually made with a closed mouth, indicating annoyance, indignation, or sighing.

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Examples

  • It begins inconspicuously in a sort of, "hmph" moment.

    Food Writing

  • Well this is a total 'hmph' moment for all of us who looked forward to the awesome dual-screen wonder coming along and giving us something to sneer at our

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  • If it's sad, there is a dramatic "hmph" or crying episode, but if it's funny there is a clown that pops out of nowhere and does a little dance to let you know it's supposed to be funny and she'll laugh hysterically at some of it. haha, well, unique to Western culture as opposed to the English language.

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  • This seems, at face value, to be a "hmph" bill that's like, "So what?"

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  • As I start to unload the abundance of edible greens, feeling a bit like a rabbit in heaven, I hear a disapproving "hmph" over my shoulder.

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  • Cryptic pre-launch statements about revolution, no out of the box application that makes you sit and go "hmph," and a development environment that looks about as fun as watching

    The Register

  • Apple users rejoiced; everyone else gave a collective "hmph" and shrugged the study off as fluff.

    PSFK

  • Doran made that "hmph" sound he had perfected at Cambridge and tucked the note into his pocket.

    Two Poets

  • He said that we won't need them cuz I'm not allowed to drink pop anymore anyway, cuz I'm too fat. hmph.

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  • I thought that I make your heart feel super-happy. hmph.

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