\ 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

Definition of aah

intransitive verb

: to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise oohing and aahing at the fireworks

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Other Words from aah

aah or less commonly ah noun

Examples of aah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Partygoers oohed, aahed and hash-tagged away — as the iPhone generation does — until the dinner bell sounded. Amber Elliot, Houston Chronicle, "Tony's hosts 10-course dinner fête for Houston 'It' girls, foodies and social media stars," 3 Nov. 2019 Later, as another dancer in a leather bustier and thigh-high boots landed on the floor in a split, a number of women oohed and aahed, and made their way to the seats surrounding the stage to throw bills her way. New York Times, "Strippers Are Doing It for Themselves," 24 July 2019 Since 2001, San Diegans have oohed and aahed at the colorful, majestic rounds of illuminations launched from four barges strategically place around San Diego Bay. San Diego Union-Tribune, "42 ways to celebrate July 4 in San Diego County with fireworks and parades," 27 June 2019 Parents oohed and aahed as Jody Worth, the upper school director, ushered them through the campus. Emmanuel Felton, NBC News, "'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities," 17 June 2018 On Thursday, families waiting for flights oohed and aahed at the vast marble floors and glass walls and took selfies in a landscaped picnic park. Washington Post, "In glistening new airport, Pakistan sees ticket to reviving the country’s prestige," 4 May 2018 Everyone at Wrigley Field immediately glanced at the video boards after each Aroldis Chapman pitch in 2016, oohing and aahing at the triple-digit numbers. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Now that White Sox have sent Michael Kopech down, when will he be back up?," 20 Mar. 2018 Keyboardist Jeff Kite, drummer Alex Carapetis, bass and synths man Jake Bercovici and guitarist Amir Yaghmai follow Casablancas and Adoquei around the painter’s workspace, oohing and aahing at his newest impressionist landscapes. Simon Vozick-levinson, Billboard, "A New York Night With The Voidz' Julian Casablancas, (Still) Reluctant Rock Star," 8 Mar. 2018 Yet in the heart of the Broadway theater district, just around the corner from where the famous ball drops every New Year's Eve, visitors are oohing and aahing at a massive whale, vicious squid, playful sea lions, and other marine life. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Go on an Ocean Odyssey in Times Square with National Geographic," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of aah

1843, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Aah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aahed. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of aah

informal : to express amazement, joy, or surprise

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