Definition of aha moment in English:

aha moment


  • A moment of sudden insight or discovery.

    • ‘it was one of those aha moments, when you know you have to risk it all’
    • ‘She talks about the 'new journalism' and when she had her aha moment.’
    • ‘Her belated "aha moment" apparently came with her discovery of the profoundly misnamed "vast right-wing conspiracy."’
    • ‘After her aha moment in 2001, she began to make it a priority to find a little time each day for herself.’
    • ‘The aha moment for me, however, came here.’
    • ‘I think it can be a powerful collaboration tool, but I've still yet to have my aha moment with it.’
    • ‘I call them my aha moments.’
    • ‘The surreptitious exchange of satchels between these strangers would be the aha moment of another director's scene; here, it's just routine.’
    • ‘We're flooded with facts about what to do for the environment but we fail to change until a penny drops or we experience an aha moment.’
    • ‘And that aha moment, when you realize what you thought to be true was not, is the crux of all of his work.’
    • ‘His own "aha moment" was a conference in New York City on the eyesight of houseflies, a seemingly arcane topic that nonetheless drew several hundred scientists.’
    • ‘Did you ever get an aha moment?’
    • ‘It was one of those aha moments.’
    • ‘After an aha moment, he suddenly realizes that they're seeking the tomb of none other than the famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton.’
    • ‘His aha moment arrived nine years ago when the band teacher at Medford High School called to ask him if he had any suggestions for sterilizing an instrument.’
    • ‘I'm looking for the cyberspace equivalent - the "aha moment" that gets people to think "we've got something truly new on our hands here."’
    • ‘Recently, I leafed through your magazine and had these Aha moments about what resonates with readers.’
    • ‘She says this was her "aha moment" and that, looking back over the previous week's schedule, she realised her practice had become overrun with prosperity's unhappy children.’
    • ‘Specifically, what I realized in my car Tuesday night - my AHA moment, if you will - is that I could be happy for the rest of my life just as I am right now.’
    • ‘But after a few 'aha moments' when their rollovers function or hyperlinks work, these women gain a great deal of confidence in their ability to use technology for their own purposes and in their careers.’
    • ‘There's a sudden aha moment when i realize "hey, I'm a reject."’
    finding out, learning, realization, recognition, detection, determination
    understand, realize