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.
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How to use dah in a sentence
We tuk five elephints, a hunder' an' sivinty Sniders, two hunder' dahs, and a lot av other burglarious thruck.Soldier Stories | Rudyard Kipling
Eighteen ponies were taken, 316 firearms, and many dahs and spears.The Pacification of Burma | Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
The visitor looked around at them, and then remarked: "My, what a lot of boa'dahs you got."The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories | Paul Laurence Dunbar
They found it in the hands of about sixty Bhuttias, armed with dahs, who were plundering right and left.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
They were armed with rusty muzzle-loaders, unloaded, and with long Burmese swords (dahs).An Australian in China | George Ernest Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for dah
the long sound used in combination with the short sound dit, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes: Compare dash 1 (def. 14)
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