ˈä How to pronounce aah (audio)
 often prolonged and/or followed by  ə
variants or less commonly ah
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

Examples of aah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guests oohed and aahed over a light pink Hermès Birkin bag on offer for a cool $24,000 (Goop sells vintage handbags from luxury reseller What Comes Around Goes Around). Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Apr. 2024 Pops was even there when the teenager who was technically his grandson took his official visit to UCLA, oohing and aahing at every Bruins legend adorning the walls. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Cardi continued while LaBelle was oohing and aahing. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 The crowd gathered to watch, oohing and aahing at the glowing barrel as it was lifted up. Hadley Green, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 Any guests will ooh and aah over their striking color and sophisticated stoneware construction. Grace Smith, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 So many of us remember sitting somewhere on a blanket oohing and aahing over awesome light shows bursting overhead. Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 28 June 2023 Pat Schroeder and some of her friends were oohing and aahing over this guy — and at his prospects in national politics. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 Mar. 2023 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

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Aah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aah. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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