verb (used without object)
Origin of harrumph
Examples from the Web for harrumphed
“The most dangerous men are those who are in charge of war,” he harrumphed.
The Phoenix harrumphed several times in its throat and shuffled its feet.David and the Phoenix|Edward Ormondroyd
She harrumphed a bit, as suspicious as she usually is, and I went to the stove for more coffee.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
representing the sound of clearing the throat or a disapproving noise, 1918, imitative. Related: Harrumphed; harrumphing.