\ ˈblä How to pronounce blah (audio) \

Definition of blah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 or less commonly blah-blah \ ˈblä-​ˌblä How to pronounce blah (audio) \ : silly or pretentious chatter or nonsense
2 blahs plural [perhaps influenced in meaning by blasé] : a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction



Definition of blah (Entry 2 of 2)

: lacking interest : dull, boring a blah winter day

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Examples of blah in a Sentence

Noun She had a bad case of the blahs. gave me the usual blah that my manuscript did not meet their current publishing needs but thanks for considering them Adjective The hotel room was totally blah. She sat on the couch all day watching television and feeling blah.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Nearly 20,000 people came to Target Field on an overcast, blah-weather Wednesday to watch the baseball equivalent of an irritating song being played on repeat. Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune, 7 July 2021 High on the Hog comes to mind as a recent creative success—but that its ratio of blah offerings to genuine winners is all off. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 6 July 2021 After Monday’s blah 3-1 loss to the Rays, the Yankees are on a 1-6 skid. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Those struggles started before this now infamous 14-game run of blah. Anthony Witrado, Forbes, 6 May 2021 One of Cook's first announcements was Apple's revamp of its blah podcasting app with some new features such as channels. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2021 Ken Jennings got no traction, Dr. Oz was blah, Katie Couric was adequate, same as Anderson Cooper. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2021 Instead of one blah blanket, try this padded cotton bontha mat, handmade in India using natural dyes. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2021 There's certainly nothing beige or blah about the Wilsons' two-story Victorian built in 1905 in Logan, Utah. Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The inside is clean and neat, but the front yard is so blah! Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 But driving to MetLife Stadium is a nightmare and the stadium itself is pretty blah., 11 July 2021 That's not to say that this first taste will be totally blah. Elizabeth Gulino,, 13 May 2021 Your daily matchas and teas at home can feel so blah nowadays. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 30 Mar. 2021 These last few weeks have left me feeling a bit blah. Katie Laughridge,, 26 Feb. 2021 The vets on this team are pretty blah, limited pieces such as Dennis Smith, Julius Randle, Omari Spellman, Elfrid Payton and Kevin Knox, who don't fit. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Dec. 2020 Wearing the same style of face mask every day can feel so blah. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s. Shira Ovide, New York Times, 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of blah


1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Blah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a feeling of being bored, tired, etc.
: silly or meaningless talk



English Language Learners Definition of blah (Entry 2 of 2)

: not interesting or unusual : dull or boring
: without energy or enthusiasm


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