dah

[dah]
noun
  1. an echoic word, the referent of which is a tone interval approximately three times the length of the dot, used to designate the dash of Morse code, International Morse code, etc.
Compare dit.

Origin of dah

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for dah

dah

noun
  1. the long sound used in combination with the short sound dit, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codesCompare dash 1 (def. 14)
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