aha moment

noun
variants: or less commonly Aha moment
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of aha moment

: a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension
  • The aha moment you experience when you've been trying to remember the name of a song and three hours later it hits you …
  • —Jeffrey Kluger
Note: Aha is sometimes followed by an exclamation point and is also often placed in quotation marks.

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First Known Use of aha moment

1931


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