\ ˈblä How to pronounce blah (audio) \

Definition of blah

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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 Not even Fox News and a sycophantic White House staff will be able to shield Trump from the harsh reviews and the blah ratings of the GOP Convention. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Republicans Still Don’t Know How to Run Against Biden," 28 Aug. 2020 With a few years of weathering, politeness blurs into a tired blah. John King,, "Paint it black, architecturally speaking? Better yet, just make it stop," 24 May 2020 Jamie Vardy: Blah blah blah, best record against the top six blah, blah, blah., "Premier League Fantasy Football: Who's Hot and Who's Not in Gameweek 6," 20 Sep. 2019 Blah blah blah, romantic dates, blah blah blah date cards, blah blah blah rose ceremonies. Kristen Baldwin,, "Listen to Your Heart," 14 Apr. 2020 If your wood floors are looking blah, change things up with a coat of glossy paint. Barbara Ballinger,, "5 ways to freshen up a room this fall," 19 Oct. 2019 The first few days at the start of March can be a bit... blah. Amanda Randone,, "Amazon’s New Clothing Drop Is So Good… But You Only Have 30 Hours To Shop It," 5 Mar. 2020 Beware of the deadliest kind of review there is, such as this one — the namby-pamby assessment, a middling blah and whatever for a high-profile TV series. Washington Post, "The real mystery of HBO’s ‘The Outsider’: Why isn’t it better?," 9 Jan. 2020 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Wearing the same style of face mask every day can feel so blah. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Support your favorite artists with Society6’s gorgeous new face masks," 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, "Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity," 26 May 2020 Blah blah blah, romantic dates, blah blah blah date cards, blah blah blah rose ceremonies. Kristen Baldwin,, "Listen to Your Heart," 14 Apr. 2020 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,, "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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blah.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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1 Sep 2020

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“Blah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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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