Yah vs Aah - What's the difference?

yah | aah |

As a proper noun yah

is .

As an interjection aah is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

An alternative pronunciation, akin to yeah.


  • (UK, India, South Africa) Yes.
  • Yah , we did go along but it turned out the wedding was a load of nonsense.

    Etymology 2

    From the pronunciation of “yes” which such people use.


    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) An upper-class person, especially a Sloane Ranger.
  • Anagrams

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    (en interjection)
  • Indication of amazement or surprise or enthusiasm.
  • Aah! That's amazing!
  • Indication of joyful pleasure.
  • * 1834 — (Edgar Allan Poe),
  • Yet I remember—aah! how should I forget?
  • Indication of sympathy.
  • Indication of mouth being opened wide.
  • Dentists would always instruct, say aah!
  • To express understanding.
  • Aah . Now I understand.
    The sound of one screaming (with as many a's or h's needed for emphasis.) AAAHH! A bug! A bug! Get it off me! Get it off me!


    (en noun)
  • Expression of amazement or surprise or enthusiasm.
  • Expression of joy and/or pleasure.
  • The exclamation aah.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To say or exclaim aah .
  • # To express amazement or surprise or enthusiasm, especially by the interjection aah .
  • Everyone who came by oohed and aahed over her new appearance.
  • # To express joy or pleasure, especially by the interjection aah .
  • Usage notes

    * Usually the verb is intransitive. The object of feelings usually is indicated by the prepositions over or at; sometimes it occurs as a direct object, especially in passive constructions. * Very often the word is used together with some other verb derived from an interjection. The most common combination is to ooh and aah . Perhaps it should be regarded as a separate lexical item. * The word belongs to the informal style.