Adjective "blah" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/blɑː/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Used to refer to something which is boring or without meaningful content.
  1. 'I thought it would be really boring and blah if she just gave in to Devon immediately, I mean she's not stupid.'
  2. 'That leaves a lot of space for non-consequential blah in between.'
  3. 'I know it is a beautiful and magical time in a woman's life, I know all the advice-column blah-blah is absolutely true.'
  4. 'All categories of cards - the mushy ones with a lot of sentimental blah-blah or the humorous ones - are all available on the Net.'
  5. 'To be bored to tears, fighting sleep, regarding his conversation as blah, blah, blah, and feeling you cannot get a word in edgewise are pretty unambiguous signs of, let us say, incompatibility.'
  6. 'On the other hand, all this blah-blah about change and platforms and national footprint and internationalism is surely powerful, too.'
  7. 'It seems every building's name starts with ‘National’, such as the National Press Building, the National Theatre and the National Museum of blah-blah.'
  8. '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.’'
  9. 'After lots of blah blahs on the pros and cons of a relationship, he concludes that they should not be together.'
  10. 'Instead of left and right, we just don't like the bland, blah-blah, pointless, and point-of-view-less media we're getting.'
Depression.
  1. 'Also, do fun reading that temporarily distracts you from the blahs.'
  2. 'There's nothing like having writer's block, a cold and a bad case of the blahs on the same day.'
  3. 'Fall melancholy turns into the winter blahs shortly after Thanksgiving for this Chicago girl.'
  4. 'You may be one of millions of people who suffer from the February blahs or winter blues, medically known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.'
  5. 'Having fun is the best way to banish the blahs and reap physical benefits.'
  6. 'Beat the winter blahs and get the family motivated with an indoor obstacle course.'
  7. 'So earlier this week I had the blahs and couldn't figure out why.'
  8. 'Well, it's time to shake the winter blahs right here, right now.'
  9. 'Here in the midst of the winter blahs, one's mind veers toward nostalgia.'
  10. 'This is a simple on-line game for the Monday morning blahs.'

adjective

Dull or unexciting.
  1. 'I am not sure if I would rather have an extreme year like that, or a blah year like 2004.'
  2. 'If her priority is to be with you - or at least to not be languishing in a blah marriage - then she should think of ways around these roadblocks.'
  3. 'That new novel that I was looking forward to was pretty blah.'
  4. 'For a lead story, it's a mostly blah article with nothing new to say.'
  5. 'She always wore a peasant skirt, ranging from a blah crème color to a blah brown color.'
  6. 'I once got repeatedly flamed and sent virus-laden emails because I said I thought the concept of the Rock Hall of Fame was kind of blah.'
  7. 'The latest episodes of the show have just been blah.'
  8. 'Every now and then, a project will come along that seizes my imagination and engages my brain but most of the time it's predictable and blah.'
  9. 'Nothing happens for an hour and a half, it just meanders on and on, the storyline diverges into two equally blah-blah plotlines.'
  10. 'The same problems plague these as well: uninteresting camera shots and blah execution by the actors.'

exclamation

Used to substitute for actual words in contexts where they are felt to be too tedious or lengthy to give in full.
  1. 'It is not the happy fairy who is here but the one who says what are you doing with your life, what is it about you that you can't get a job, blah etc.'
  2. 'He suggested that the information society will empower the poor, combat world hunger, ensure environmental sustainability, and blah, and blah, and blah.'
  3. 'You might not think it's worthwhile now, but you're going to be a hero, blah, blah, blah.'
  4. 'There was a point where they said they thought the threat had possibly been overstated, and then they started to question their sources, and blah, blah, blah.'
  5. 'Plus I've got to go for a blood test at my GP, and get this security card or something that gets me into special medical things, and blah.'
  6. '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.'
  7. 'I've often heard the changing seasons used as a metaphor for the different times in a person's life. You know the thing; spring for youth, summer for young adult, blah, blah, blah.'
  8. 'I let him babble on about how he looked forward to ‘helping out the team, working with the coach, blah, blah, blah.’'
  9. 'Some time ago life was a real hassle to me, I hated my job, I hated my life, blah-blah you know?'
  10. '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.'

Definitions

1. nonsense; rubbish: What they say is blah.

2. the blahs, a feeling of physical uneasiness, general discomfort, or mild depression; malaise: After the long weekend many workers had the Monday-morning blahs. adjective

3. insipid; dull; uninteresting.

More examples(as adjective)

"blahs can be blah."

Origin

Early 20th century (originally US): imitative.