blah

noun
\ 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-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 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 The Raiders are the definition of socialist NFL mediocrity: 5-4, two close wins in a row at home over the blah Lions and Chargers, blowout losses to KC, Green Bay and the Vikings. Eh defense: 31st v. pass, 10th v. run. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Why it makes zero sense for the Bengals to sign Colin Kaepernick," 14 Nov. 2019 After all, how can a bowl of blah greens hope to compete against all the other dishes? Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 vegan Thanksgiving recipes to be truly thankful for," 12 Nov. 2019 What these two takes share in common is a noticeable push away from the understated ethos of modernism and, especially, the impersonal blah of today's version of it. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Is the Midcentury Modernism Obsession Dying Down?," 17 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Like Brady, Mahomes will likely benefit from playing in a pretty blah division for years to come. Andy Nesbitt, For The Win, "Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are going to get used to championship parades," 6 Feb. 2020 At mainstream restaurants, vegan options used to be bowls of blah pasta primavera. oregonlive, "After 10 years, going vegan continues to be a fun adventure," 1 Feb. 2020 If this were just another fashion brand, one without the history, stature and a passionate customer base, this blah aesthetic wouldn’t nearly be enough. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Chanel after Karl Lagerfeld is looking blah — despite a Paris runway crasher," 1 Oct. 2019 That excellent soundbite was the highlight of Tomlin’s otherwise-blah seven-minute session with reporters. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Mike Tomlin on perception of 0-2 Steelers: ‘It would be tough for me to care less’," 18 Sep. 2019 Our pots are old, dishes are blah and our culinary creativity has been stunted by a routine of quick and easy dishes. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Here's How You Turn Your Kitchen Into The Hottest Restaurant in Town," 19 Sep. 2019 Blu Dot’s Nook upholstered bed makes a colorful focal point in the bedroom, and Room & Board’s Foshay bookcase, with it’s minimal lines and electric yellow color, will transform your room from blah to brilliant. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "8 great ways to bring fall color into your home," 12 Sep. 2019 Flu season is decidedly not the most wonderful time of the year—the risk of incessant coughing and soldiering through an overall blah feeling for days or even weeks is enough to make anyone want to hibernate until... Emily Shiffer, Health.com, "When Exactly is Flu Season? Doctors Explain How to Prepare," 13 Sep. 2019 The variety and flair of the comedy categories — performing, writing, even directing — are just way, way more interesting than the sort of blah drama contenders this year. New York Times, "What Our Critics Think of the 2019 Emmy Nominations," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of blah

Noun

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blah

Noun

imitative

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Last Updated

16 Feb 2020

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“Blah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blah. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for blah

blah

noun
How to pronounce blah (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

chiefly US, informal
: not interesting or unusual : dull or boring
: without energy or enthusiasm

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