[ hah ]
/ hɑ /
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(used as an exclamation of surprise, interrogation, suspicion, triumph, etc.)
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Question 1 of 7
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Origin of ha
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at ha-ha1
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Symbol, Chemistry, Physics.
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[ hah ]
/ hɑ /
the 26th letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a glottal spirant consonant sound.
Origin of hā
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[ khah ]
/ xɑ /
the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a pharyngeal spirant consonant.
Origin of ḥā
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Gunnery. high angle.
in this year.
Origin of h.a.
(def. 2) <Latin hōc annō
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How to use ha in a sentence
She never sees me in the street but what it's 'How dee do, Mr. H-a-rum?'David Harum|Edward Noyes Westcott
In short, the sound h-a-t gains meaning in precisely the same way that the thing "hat" gains it, by being used in a given way.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
This was a third-year class, of course, but from h-a-t spells hat to Swinburne in three years was good work.Null-ABC|Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
“C-i-t-y—H-a-l-l,” responded the wooden man, making an entry in his ledger.Ruth Hall|Fanny Fern
Then his new straw hat was off to be shaken at them and he heaved a fierce "H-a-y—y-u-p!"The Seeker|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for ha (1 of 4)
/ (hɑː) /
an exclamation expressing derision, triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
(reiterated) a representation of the sound of laughter
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Word Origin for h.a.
Latin: in this year
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