Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express pleasure, satisfaction, surprise, or great joy.
  • intransitive v. To exclaim in pleasure, satisfaction, surprise, or great joy: The crowd was oohing and aahing beside the panda's enclosure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Indication of amazement or surprise or enthusiasm.
  • interj. Indication of joyful pleasure.
  • interj. Indication of sympathy.
  • interj. Indication of mouth being opened wide.
  • interj. To express understanding.
  • n. Expression of amazement or surprise or enthusiasm.
  • n. Expression of joy and/or pleasure.
  • n. The exclamation aah.
  • v. To say or exclaim aah.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'

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Examples

  • While his hands are (or were) squeaky clean, he's just dragged them across a splattered palette of germs collected from every patient he's seen today, yesterday, or maybe even last week, and now - open up and say "aah" - those hands are headed straight for your unguarded mouth.

    Skeptic.com

  • "aah" -- doesn't she sound like the violins in the scary music they use in

    Largehearted Boy

  • I made the "aah" sound and told him he would have to endure a reminiscence.

    TV inspired Nostalgia

  • Snowed in at the hotel and unable to move my car, I did try to study the lists: 128 legal two-letter words, 1,293 threeletters: 'aah', 'aal' 'aas' 'aba', 'abb', 'abo', 'abs', 'aby',

    Home | Mail Online

  • Another poster known as "aah" claimed he had been told he would have his voucher in 20 working days.

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

  • But Labour's focus on abolishing child poverty is not, as he (deliberately) patronisingly claims, for the "aah" factor.

    Labourhome

  • When I first saw that Aa, a group from Brooklyn, was playing at FNR, I pronounced the band's name like "aah" in my head.

    TheDartmouth.com | America's Oldest College Newspaper. Founded 1799.

  • Rule: If someone due to pain or difficulty said 'aah' 'ooh' 'oof' tuf or cried out loudly and a sound was heard then the Namaz will break.

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • If from an ill person the words 'aah' 'ooh' 'tuf came out without his control then the Namaz will not break.

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • The desert setting here provides that calming "aah" feeling so you can focus on getting healthy with the seven-night Life Enhancement Program.

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  • 'I am agog!
    I am aghast!
    Is Marius in love at last?
    I've never heard him ooh and aah'
    - Les Miserables (the musical)

    November 30, 2007