ooh, aah

(verb) express admiration and pleasure by uttering ‘ooh’ or ‘aah’; “They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



Indication of amazement or surprise or enthusiasm.

Indication of joyful pleasure.

Indication of sympathy.

Indication of mouth being opened wide.

To express understanding.

The sound of one screaming (with as many a's or h's as needed for emphasis).


aah (plural aahs)

Expression of amazement, surprise, enthusiasm, or fear.

Expression of joy and/or pleasure.

The exclamation aah.


aah (third-person singular simple present aahs, present participle aahing, simple past and past participle aahed)

(intransitive, informal) To say or exclaim aah.

To express amazement or surprise or enthusiasm, especially by the interjection aah.

To express joy or pleasure, especially by the interjection aah.

Usage notes

• The object of feelings usually is indicated by the prepositions over or at.

• Very often the word is used together with some other verb derived from an interjection. The most common combination is to ooh and aah.


• AHA, a-ha, aha

Source: Wiktionary


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