(interj.) An exclamation to call one's attention; hem.
(1) It's easy to have a tongue in (ahem) cheek approach to looking at this needlework, but the fascinated and often aggressive reactions to Cole's choice say a lot about contemporary society, celebrity and ideas of femininity.
(2) 8.17pm GMT About the day that Tavon Austin is having Ahem.
(3) Updated at 9.03am BST 8.47am BST The euro crisis in (bad) pictures On a lighter note...there's a bit of interest on Twitter this morning about a photo gallery created by Germany's Spiegel last week of some of the worst images used by (ahem) the media to illustrate the eurozone crisis.
(4) Full disclosure (ahem): Vrulja Cove is also a haven for toplessness, and sometimes bottomlessness.
(5) By midday Thursday, the #FirstTweet hashtag was showcasing the (ahem) skeptical , mundane or apparently completely accidental first messages of thousands.
(6) I’ve got the German commentary (ahem) whilst watching tonight,” intones Dan Dane.
(7) And amazingly, unlike so many of my peers, I hadn't been seduced into PR or (ahem) banking.
(8) Aha, ahem, said the director of research, Professor Luis Garicano.
(9) Here are five that couldn’t possibly ... ahem ... go wrong.
(10) The, ahem, Jester from Leicester (it's no Sheriff of Pottingham) did pretty well to get out of last night's second session with a three-frame deficit and keep himself well in this match, but O'Sullivan is looking pretty close to his brilliant best.
(11) The recession is E.ON's stated reason for, ahem, pulling the plug on its electric ambitions.
(12) 3 Putin's recent facelift has not been a success Speculation started last year that Putin had had some – ahem – work done in preparation for his return to the presidency .
(13) And stay for the kicker: Reports that congressmen have been drinking during these, ahem, "deliberations" have gotten a lot of criticism and a lot of attention.
(14) The official apologised, adding: "Carry on, madam ... Ahem, sir."
(15) Does the BBC really want to break all that up just to pay more to the (ahem) national treasure that is Chris Moyles?
(16) 2.17am BST Tigers 0 - Red Sox 0, bottom of the 3rd Xander Ha- ahem Xander Bogaerts starts of the inning for the Sox.
(17) But the series follows the plan laid out by the Bible pretty – ahem – religiously, with the second coming of Christ giving those left behind one last chance to get their act together before the final showdown between God and the devil.
(18) 3.32am GMT Florida State 10-21 Auburn, 15:00 3rd quarter And the start of the, ahem, "third half".
(19) Of course you and I and most of those convicted of non-violent offences could have been tagged from day one, but our judges, politicians, the Crown Prosecution Service and, ahem, our tabloid editors have an almost religious belief that throwing as many people into prison as possible is good for Britain.
(20) She developed her craft on the spoken-word scene, determinedly converting new fans and taking festival tents by, ahem, storm.
(n.) The formation of words in imitation of sounds; a figure of speech in which the sound of a word is imitative of the sound of the thing which the word represents; as, the buzz of bees; the hiss of a goose; the crackle of fire.
(1) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 106 Ss aged 10 to 12 yr. and 94 Ss aged 16 to 19 yr.
(2) 72 college adults were administered Onomatopoeia and Images and the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control.
(3) 90 college students (31 men and 59 women) were categorized as moderately autonomous, less autonomous (less highly controlled) and non-autonomous (high controlled) imagers according to the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control Moderately autonomous imagers produced significantly more original verbal images than less autonomous and non-autonomous imagers with less autonomous imagers scoring higher than non-autonomous imagers as measured by Onomatopoeia and Images.
(4) The character is a hit among children and adults in Japan for his irreverent behaviour and his use of inappropriate language, much of which exploits the common use of onomatopoeia in Japanese.
(5) These results suggest that the right hemisphere is dominant in the auditive recognition of familiar sounds, and supply information as to the linguistic value of onomatopoeias.
(6) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 181 deaf and 236 hearing Ss aged 10 to 19 yr.
(7) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given t0 182 deaf Ss aged 10 to 19 yr. Ss who had been taught the onomatopoetic words scored higher than Ss who had not been taught the words.
(8) (The name Skrillex could almost be onomatopoeia for brostep's shredded, twisting bass lines.)
(9) The results obtained were as follows: 1) Onomatopoeia of tinnitus, either [Keeeen] or [Jeeeen], were observed in a majority of cases.
(10) Correlations between MLU and word classes were significant in nonimpaired children for all variables except Questions and Onomatopoeia and were only significant in SLI children for Verbs, Prepositions, and Personal Pronouns.
(11) 2) Significantly sharp sounding onomatopoeia such as [Keeeen] or [Meeeen] had high pitches, over 4kHz, and dull sounds like [Gooooh] or [Buuuun] had low pitches, below 500Hz.
(12) A double dissociation is noted; in left-sided affections there is a more severe deficiency to onomatopoeia than to cries, whereas in right-sided lesions the quality of the performances is reversed.
(13) The recognition of animal cries and their onomatopoeias was compared during the course of right or left unilateral cortical lesions.