aah

verb

ˈä How to pronounce aah (audio)
 often prolonged and/or followed by  ə
variants or less commonly
aahed also ahed; aahing also ahing; aahs also ahs

intransitive verb

: to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise
oohing and aahing at the fireworks
aah noun
or less commonly ah

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On May 30, the pop singer shared pictures of her nails in an Instagram carousel for her millions of fans to ooh and aah over. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 31 May 2022 With each new photo shoot and red carpet event, the actor delivers breathtaking moments that will oftentimes go viral on the internet, causing folks to ooh and aah at her outfits, hair, and makeup. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 7 Sep. 2021 Hundreds of families slowly passed through Bentleyville on Saturday, sticking their heads out their car windows to ooh and aah at the dazzling displays. Katie Galioto, Star Tribune, 22 Nov. 2020 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2020 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, ajc, 3 July 2020 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2020 This awards season, from the Golden Globes to the Grammys, there was a particularly high volume of oohing and aahing from stargazers because many celebs have decided to go sheer this year, and the trend is trickling down to the public, too. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2020 Competitors trotted down a green carpet while spectators oohed and aahed and the judges jotted notes onto their score sheets. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aah was in 1843

Dictionary Entries Near aah

Cite this Entry

“Aah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aah. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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