Definition of blah in English:

blah

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Pronunciation: /blɑː
 
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informal

noun

1 (also blah-blah) [mass noun] Used to refer to something which is boring or without meaningful content: talking all kinds of blah to him
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  • Here's some blah-blah from the table of contents about it: ‘As robots become more anthropomorphic, they are engaging with us in disconcertingly emotional ways.’
  • The lyrics aren't any worse than usual, but I've never had so little else to hold my attention than this blah-blah love-everyone impressionistic nonsense.
  • Amid the usual blah-blah of political rhetoric, I found this assertion really offensive.
1.1Used to substitute for actual words in contexts where these are felt to be too tedious or lengthy to give in full: he said nations great and small could come together to blah blah blah
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  • The biggest fib, for want of a better word, was that two of the boys in the band had devised the name by blah, blah, blah.
  • I mumbled something about not living in Norway for many years, that I didn't know about the rule of car seats for big children, blah, blah, blah.
  • The department is saying something completely different, that the programs were available for everybody, why didn't they apply, blah, blah, blah, and the list goes on.
2 (the blahs) North American Depression: a case of the blahs
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  • Having fun is the best way to banish the blahs and reap physical benefits.
  • Mercury, the entertainment planet, is opposite your sign, giving you a case of the blahs.
  • There's nothing like having writer's block, a cold and a bad case of the blahs on the same day.

adjective

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Dull or unexciting.
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  • Today has been a pretty blah sort of day, nothing special.
  • What it's done is ditch a blah celebrity in favor of a wow celebrity.
  • It's perfectly acceptable but otherwise about as blah and nutritious as eating sawdust.

Origin

early 20th century (originally US): imitative.

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