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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 The DNA test works by analyzing the makeup of your chromosomes (cue: ooh, aaah). Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "This Travel Agency Uses DNA Testing To Create Your Perfect Trip," 13 Feb. 2017 Brownback, naturally, promised to veto the measure because ooh, taxes bad! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "If Conservatives Can Regain Sanity in Kansas, There's Hope for the Rest of the Country," 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, "Peek into the richest closets in Charlotte – in an art museum.," 29 Apr. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "‘Huge bummer’: Fourth of July will test Americans’ discipline during pandemic," 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, "'Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline," 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, "July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline," 3 July 2020 Everyone oohed and aahed from a respectful distance. Los Angeles Times, "Even as stay-at-home orders ease, protesters say it’s not enough," 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, "Fun Ideas for a Virtual Baby Shower," 6 Apr. 2020 And when Scout Finch, one of the play’s central narrators, called out the man behind a white Ku Klux Klan hood, the crowd oohed as if their team had stolen back the ball. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Meets an Arena Full of Students," 26 Feb. 2020 Competitors trotted down a green carpet while spectators oohed and aahed and the judges jotted notes onto their score sheets. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, "In Washington, Omarosa is called as a witness . . . to judge the cuteness of dogs," 8 Oct. 2019 Error 0: At The Patio, hundreds of fans oohed and ahhed as the Titans and Chiefs wrangled up and down the field. St. John Barned-smith, Houston Chronicle, "Roller-coaster game takes Texans fans on a wild ride," 12 Jan. 2020

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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 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ooh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used to express pleasure, surprise, or both pleasure and surprise

ooh

verb

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

informal : to express pleasure, surprise, or both pleasure and surprise

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