Blah definition

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Low in spirit or health; down.

Sat around all day feeling blah.

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Feeling or being dull and lifeless.
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Dull and uninteresting.
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A general feeling of discomfort, dissatisfaction, or depression.
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Boring, predictable, or nonsensical talk or writing.
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Blah is defined as a boring or depressing person or thing.

An example of blah is an overcast day at the beach, a blah day.

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Worthless nonsense; drivel.
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Used, usually repeated one or more times, to suggest such talk or writing, esp. when it continues for a long time.

And the speaker went on, blah, blah, blah, seemingly forever.

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Representing the sound of vomiting. See bleah, bleh.
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The definition of a blah is a feeling of being bored or sad.

An example of a blah is the feeling a child has when stuck in the house on a rainy day.

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Blah is defined as a word to use when a person doesn't know what to say or doesn't want to use all the words needed to complete a sentence.

An example of blah is what a person says at the end of a long list of items instead of actually listing the items, "She had a coffee, doughnut, blah, blah, blah."

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(uncountable, informal) Nonsense; drivel; idle, meaningless talk.
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(informal) (in plural, the blahs) A general or ambiguous feeling of discomfort, dissatisfaction, uneasiness, boredom, mild depression, etc.
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(informal) Dull; uninteresting; insipid.

Well, the new restaurant seems nice, but their menu is a little blah.

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(When spoken repeatedly, often three times in succession: blah blah blah!) Imitative of idle, meaningless talk; used sometimes in a slightly derogatory manner to mock or downplay another's words, or to show disinterest in a diatribe, rant, instructions, unsolicited advice, parenting, etc. Also used when recalling and retelling another's words, as a substitute for the portions of the speech deemed irrelevant.

Yea, yea, blah blah blah, Mom, you said this all yesterday.

And then he was like, "Oh, my brother's an Internet millionaire, blah blah blah." Like I care!

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(informal) Low in spirit or health; down.

I decided to go exercise rather than sit around all day feeling blah.

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An expression of mild frustration.

Blah! Why can't I get this computer to work!

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the blahs
  • a state of weariness, boredom, or general lack of interest in life
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
blah
Plural:
blahs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the blahs

Origin of blah

  • Imitative of meaningless talk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sense “Idle, meaningless talk” (1940), probably imitative or echoic in origin. Perhaps, but cf Greek "barbarbar” ‘unintelligible sounds’ (Grillo 1989:174.

    From Wiktionary

  • The blahs (“boredom, mild depression”) first attested 1969; extension of adjective sense and influenced by term the blues.

    From Wiktionary

  • Adjective sense “bland, dull” (1919), perhaps influenced by French blasé (“bored, indifferent”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Also may be connected with bleat

    From Wiktionary