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See also: OOH, ООН, and ööh


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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /uː/
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  • Rhymes: -uː


ooh (with as many 'o's as needed to express the length of the utterance)

  1. An expression of surprise.
  2. An expression of awe.
  3. A sound made to imitate a ghost.
  4. An expression of affection.
  5. An expression of pain.
  6. An expression of interest or anticipation.
    Ooh, that looks delicious!
  7. An expression of excitement or enthusiastic interest.
    Ooh, I love that book!

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ooh (plural oohs)

  1. An exclamation of ooh.
    • 2013, Tom Turpin, Modern Custom Guns: Walnut, Steel, and Uncommon Artistry, 2nd edition, Iola, Wis.: Gun Digest Books, →ISBN, page 47:
      The most underrated component in building a custom gun is the metalsmithing. Stock work immediately attracts attention. Fancy checkering patterns, meticulously executed, are sure to elicit oohs and ahhs.


ooh (third-person singular simple present oohs, present participle oohing, simple past and past participle oohed)

  1. To exclaim ooh.
    • 2010, Kieran Kramer, chapter 7, in When Harry Met Molly, St. Martin’s Paperbacks, →ISBN, page 66:
      In the next few minutes, Molly tossed dress after dress aside, oohing and aahing at the varied fabrics, the elaborate detailing of each one, until she found a dress that was— / Breathtaking.

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From Old Irish og, from Proto-Celtic *āuyom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.



ooh m (genitive singular oohey, plural oohyn)

  1. egg

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