Main definitions of ah in English

: ah1AH2


Pronunciation /ä/ /ɑ/

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  • Used to express a range of emotions including surprise, pleasure, sympathy, and realization.

    ‘ah, there you are!’
    • ‘ah, this is the life’
    • ‘Ah I see what you mean.’
    • ‘Ah, that's much better.’
    • ‘‘Ah, you poor child,’ answered the old woman, ‘what a place for you to come to!‘’
    • ‘Ah, what did i get myself into? help please ...’
    • ‘There is a Polish folksong that I learned in school and the English translation starts, "Ah, lovely meadows green and wide."’


Middle English from Old French.

Main definitions of AH in English

: ah1AH2


Pronunciation /āˈāCH/ /eɪˈeɪtʃ/

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  • In the year of the Hegira (used in the Muslim calendar for reckoning years from Muhammad's departure from Mecca in AD 622); of the Muslim era.

    • ‘a Koran dated 556 AH’


From Latin anno Hegirae.