\ˈä \

Definition of ah 

(Entry 1 of 3)

used to express delight, relief, regret, or contempt Ah, finished at last!

ah

verb

less common spelling of

intransitive verb

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

Definition of AH (Entry 3 of 3)

1 ampere-hour

2 anno hegirae

3 arts and humanities

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Synonyms for ah

Synonyms: Interjection

aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, no, pshaw, well, what, why

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Examples of ah in a Sentence

Interjection

ah—so that's the way it is!

Recent Examples on the Web: Interjection

Ah, sisterhood, that special bond that can never be broken by distance nor time. Elizabeth Logan, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Reveals She Shares Underwear with Kendall on Life With Kylie," 29 Aug. 2017 Ah, yes, velocity and mass, a combination that glues us to our televisions on Sunday afternoons, a combination Davis will have to navigate. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions rookie Jarrad Davis was born to lead the defense," 23 Aug. 2017 Ah, the girl whose mysterious death started it all. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Twin Peaks: 6 Big Mysteries That Sunday’s Jam-Packed Episode Finally (Maybe) Solved," 14 Aug. 2017 Ah, yes, the evil mainstream media was again keeping the important stuff from us. The Hive, "The Simple Reason Scaramucci’s War on Leakers Is Doomed," 28 July 2017 Ah, summertime and the living is easy...or at least, that's the goal. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "Floral Arrangements To Try If You Have A Summer Zodiac Sign," 29 June 2017 Ah, siblings—there's no better partner in crime, right?! Lauren Matthews, Woman's Day, "Watch This Little Boy Help His Brother Escape His Crib and Smile Forever," 13 June 2017 Ah, so that's why some rooms get left out of the reveal. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Ah, so that's why they don't show all the rooms in the reveal.," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of ah

Interjection

1509, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ah

Interjection

Middle English

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The first known use of ah was in 1509

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English Language Learners Definition of ah

—used to express pleasure, relief, etc.

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