blah

noun
\ˈblä \

Definition of blah 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 or less commonly blah-blah \ ˈblä-​ˌblä \ : silly or pretentious chatter or nonsense

2 blahs plural [ perhaps influenced in meaning by blasé ] : a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction

blah

adjective

Definition of blah (Entry 2 of 2)

: lacking interest : dull, boring a blah winter day

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

Something about a bunch of macho dudes robbing a casino just struck me as blah. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The New 'Ocean's 8' Trailer Will Make You Really Want to Plan a Heist With Sandra Bullock," 12 Apr. 2018 That’s true of so much of the blah, blah, blah members of the Class of 2018 will be exposed to during a 10-day stretch beginning with Harford Community College’s commencement Thursday evening. Editorial From The Aegis, The Aegis, "The Class of 2018 [Editorial]," 23 May 2018 Translucent over-ear pieces are a nice departure from the usual blah black or tortoise, but Maui’s quiet about it. Outside Online, "The Best Sunglasses of 2018," 15 May 2018 The other options are just some variation of white text on a black background, and the combination of a blah UI and an inability to customize the display as much as on other cars in its class limits its utility. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The Volkswagen Atlas reviewed: A people’s wagon for the American people," 12 Apr. 2018 After five years with the somewhat blah-blah SS model, Chevy teams switched to the new Camaro ZL1 as its NASCAR car brand. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Kevin Harvick proving old-school rules in NASCAR," 6 Mar. 2018 There was so much blah blush on the red carpet this year, but Saoirse Ronan rose above the rest. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Best Looks From the 2018 Oscars, the Most Fun in Years," 4 Mar. 2018 Skin bummer: Dull, blah skin When dead skin cells hang out on your face too long, your complexion doesn't reflect light. Nicole Catanese, Cosmopolitan, "The 8 Most Annoying Skin Problems Every Girl Deals With," 24 Aug. 2017 My heart hurts about blah blah’ and not think anything of it. Eve Barlow, GQ, "The Reluctant Pop Genius of Julia Michaels," 26 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Never mind that the restaurant has a blah location — just another of those cookie-cutter strip centers that dot and cheapen suburbia. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 That’s true of so much of the blah, blah, blah members of the Class of 2018 will be exposed to during a 10-day stretch beginning with Harford Community College’s commencement Thursday evening. Editorial From The Aegis, The Aegis, "The Class of 2018 [Editorial]," 23 May 2018 More blah-blah-blah noise could be made on Saturday, when another small group of malcontents find out once and for all that FC Cincinnati isn't going to freely pass out seven-figure checks all around the neighborhood. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Pay no attention to anti-stadium noise. FC Cincinnati is moving forward," 12 May 2018 One point against the Brewers, though: a blah rotation that Milwaukee fans will probably be watching through their fingers. 11. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Yankees? Yes! Angels? Sure! Tigers? No! Ranking the Watchability of Every MLB Team This Season," 2 Apr. 2018 After five years with the somewhat blah-blah SS model, Chevy teams switched to the new Camaro ZL1 as its NASCAR car brand. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Kevin Harvick proving old-school rules in NASCAR," 6 Mar. 2018 Even after a blah day, coming home to your purring cat sure does make the office drama or spat with cousin Jack fade away. Southern Living, "Sorry Y'all, Your Cat Purring Doesn't Mean It's Happy to See You," 26 Jan. 2018 The fight for the East’s last All-Star spot is a pretty blah battle. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "The Crossover's 2018 NBA All-Star Reserves," 23 Jan. 2018 Kind of a blah game with another Big Ten record going down? Bill Landis, cleveland.com, "Classic Cotton Bowl it was not: Ohio State football caps season with 24-7 win over USC," 30 Dec. 2017

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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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blah

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

the blahs : a feeling of being bored, tired, etc.

: silly or meaningless talk

blah

adjective

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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