Cough slightly so as to speak more clearly, attract attention, or to express hesitancy before saying something awkward.
More example sentences
- Matt awkwardly clears his throat and begins to speak.
- I coughed, partly to clear my throat, partly to demand full attention.
- He was suffering from a heavy cold which caused him to sniffle, blow his nose, cough and clear his throat throughout his 135-minute performance.
Definition of clear one's throat in:
- The British & World English dictionary