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Definition of ooh

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used to express amazement, joy, or surprise

ooh

verb
oohed; oohing; oohs

Definition of ooh (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise oohing and aahing over the new automobiles

ooh

noun
plural oohs

Definition of ooh (Entry 3 of 3)

: an utterance of the interjection ooh The room erupted in oohs and cheers.— William Zinsser often used with aah We are treated to a minute description of the improvements in Millhone's apartment, along with her oohs and aahs of pleasure and gratitude.— Alex KozinskiHe could hear the oohs and aahs rising from the street as he made the cable jerk and spin.— E. L. Doctorow

Examples of ooh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Interjection This one looks like a flashy play — ooh, look, a fancy crossover! Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 Charlotte fans have streamed into the Spectrum Center to ooh and ahh at the LaMelo Show. Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2022 Let passing motorists ooh and ah over this giant inflatable version of your most base, primal desires! Johanna Gohmann, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2021 With each new photo shoot and red carpet event, the actor delivers breathtaking moments that will oftentimes go viral on the internet, causing folks to ooh and aah at her outfits, hair, and makeup. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 7 Sep. 2021 The DNA test works by analyzing the makeup of your chromosomes (cue: ooh, aaah). Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, 13 Feb. 2017 Brownback, naturally, promised to veto the measure because ooh, taxes bad! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 6 June 2017 Videos will accompany the costumes, so visitors can see how costumes appeared onstage and on-screen, and also ooh over the A-list actors who wore them, Carlano said. Cristina Bolling, charlotteobserver, 29 Apr. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb On May 30, the pop singer shared pictures of her nails in an Instagram carousel for her millions of fans to ooh and aah over. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 31 May 2022 Those hoping to ooh and ahh over the more than 100 ice sculptures on display throughout Uptown Park and the surrounding commercial district had to brace themselves for temperatures in the teens and shivery wind gusts on Friday and Saturday. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2022 We all ooh and ahh over the (at least in my memory) huge lights and decorations that illuminate every house and the snow that blankets each lawn along our drive. Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2021 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2020 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, ajc, 3 July 2020 Fireworks will be launched from four spots across Albuquerque so that people can ooh and aah from home instead of gathering in a single place. John Seewer, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2020 Everyone oohed and aahed from a respectful distance. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2020 One big part of a baby shower is opening gifts (and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all those tiny clothes). Brie Dyas, Country Living, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of ooh

Interjection

1604, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1951, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Ooh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ooh. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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