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Definition of dah

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Examples of dah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In December, John Winston Garth, of Alabama, discovered the Doo-dah spaceship. New York Times, "The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life," 23 Dec. 2020 College had been the last of my cheerleading, la-di-dah, WASP-y life. Betsey Johnson, refinery29.com, "Betsey Johnson: Advice to My 26-Year-Old Self," 17 Apr. 2020 The response from the all the guys wearing those Black and Gold uniforms: zippity-doo-dah. BostonGlobe.com, "So, who in a Black-and-Gold sweater might respond to such a thing? Monday night, no one. Crickets on an inordinately warm December eve.," 24 Dec. 2019 So April was walking around la-di-dah for two whole hours while contractions ripped through her belly. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Everything We Know About April the Giraffe's New Baby," 17 Apr. 2017 This celebrity auction is over the top, dah-ling Zsa Zsa Gabor lived a big, opulent life in a big, opulent mansion in Bel-Air—and now’s your chance to take a peek inside. Chris Nichols, Los Angeles Magazine, "Step Inside Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Mansion in Bel-Air," 12 Apr. 2018 That lah-di-dah couture crowd wouldn’t know what to make of it! Vogue, "From Kim Jones’s Vuitton Goodbye to Hedi Slimane’s Céline Surprise, All the Highlights from the Paris Men’s Shows," 22 Jan. 2018 Scheduled to take place in Campus Martius, the event will feature, food, food and more food — plus cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and — tah dah — Stewart. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "Martha Stewart dishes on Jim Harbaugh, Eminem and why she likes visiting Detroit," 31 Aug. 2017 Certainly, none of these compared to a young scout working on his dits and dahs of Morse code. Christopher Mele, The Seattle Times, "One Boy Scout has enough merit badges for a whole troop," 23 June 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Dah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dah. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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Medical Definition of DAH

disordered action of the heart

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