Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of aah.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As we "oohed" and "aahed" - as the sky exploded into light and just as quickly returned to darkness - Eddie would be next to my grandmother, as contented as a man can be.

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  • "aahed" Thursday as the gentle giants - some weighing 3,000 pounds - occasionally surfaced.

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  • The crowd appreciatively oohed and aahed and I looked at Marsha, my date for the night, to indicate, "Yum."

    Miranda Levenstein: Mind Your Manners Apple Tarts

  • As Natalya oohed and aahed over his “manly” fangs, Regin only half-listened, glancing over her shoulder at Chase.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Houses were opened, adults oohed and aahed over the ingenuity of homemade costumes (my favourite was the Viking costume my mum made), games were played and stories told.

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  • The assembled group of ninth-graders - kids who might well benefit from the Tiger Woods Learning Center he christened at the school - oohed and aahed, gawked and gazed, some yelling "Tiger Woods!"

    Tiger Woods lends star power to opening of learning centers

  • I didn't want to disappoint them, so I oohed and aahed, but to be frank, the skyline, as seen from the hills, isn't much of an advertisement for the city, in which the majority of buildings are old, squarish low-rises.

    Boing Boing

  • After dinner, still hungry, we would stroll out to our favourite Forte's cafe and tuck into vanilla slices and mugs of Horlicks, waiting for the late August sky to darken before the Austin chugged along the seafront between Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, as we oohhed and aahed at fairy lights on lampposts and the moon shimmering on the sea.

    Family life

  • Meredith Viera came over and said hello, and we all oohed and aahed over her perilously high black patent stilettos.

    Leslie Goldman: What It's Like To Sit Next To Crystal Renn

  • My wife and I and one of her younger sisters drove her to Ohio and oohed and aahed at her wonderful new (dismal, depressing) dorm room, and had a last meal together, and then when it came time to say goodbye, my normal verbosity fled me.

    Midlife milestones

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