Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express various emotions, such as satisfaction, surprise, delight, dislike, or pain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation expressive of pain, surprise, pity, compassion, complaint, contempt, dislike, joy, exultation, etc., according to the manner of utterance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection An exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, entreaty, contempt, threatening, delight, triumph, etc., according to the manner of utterance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection An expression of relief, relaxation, comfort, confusion, understanding, wonder, awe, et cetera according to uttered inflection.
  • interjection A word used for drama or emphasis.
  • interjection A syllable used to fill space, particularly in music.
  • noun An instance of the interjection ah.
  • pronoun Eye dialect spelling of I., most often indicating that the speaker is using an American (particularly Southern) accent.

Etymologies

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mid-1400s Old Frankish (replacing English la)

Examples

  • Errr….ummmm…..ah meanz ah am in no whey oldz enuff to member de top cat cartooney!

    enemy sighted - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • You do maarvellous. all the best vera goulart said … hi! dear HANNA .. i just see in hebreu dicionary!!! ah ¨ah ¨ah ¨ ..... we keep contact

    Museum Blogs

  • "Oh, ah want, ah want, _ah want tuh heah mah Hannah laff again!

    Many Kingdoms

  • Just this past weekend I cleaned my scrap room so that I could see the floor again .... ah, it never lasts long!

    The Chaos....

  • We are also told that No-ah is struggling with his apprenticeship, but we are never told why or what the problem is.

    one fine day » Manga Worth Reading

  • Just this past weekend I cleaned my scrap room so that I could see the floor again .... ah, it never lasts long!

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • And of course, he is a Military Expert, having served in – ah, what branch of the service was that?

    Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops

  • No-ah is a novice magician living with his three pets: Guru (a male cat), Nanai (a male dog), and Pritz Rang (a female mouse).

    one fine day » Manga Worth Reading

  • Just a breath of balmy air, and then the long cold frost again -- ah! they knew it well and lost no time.

    CHAPTER 23

  • But as an adult, I regarded the memory of these trips with a mildly affectionate disdain – ah, such innocent fun, but such bourgeois misunderstanding of what constitutes NATURE and WILDERNESS.

    In The Outside | Her Bad Mother

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