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alpha-hydroxy acid


Used to express surprise, pleasure, or triumph.


an exclamation expressing triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker


(ɑˈhɑ, əˈhɑ)

(used as an exclamation of triumph, mockery, contempt, irony, surprise, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)


[ɑːˈhɑː] EXCL¡ajá!


References in classic literature ?
"Aha! It is a duel, then?" cried Mordaunt, as if disposed to reply at once to the provocation.
Aha!' said the old man, a brief description of whose manner and appearance concluded the last chapter, 'aha!
'Aha!' she cried mockingly, 'you would fetch your dearest, but the beautiful bird sits no longer singing in the nest; the cat has got it, and will scratch out your eyes as well.
"Aha! You're in a new phase again, I see--a conservative," said Stepan Arkadyevitch.
"Aha!" cried Passepartout; "you are convinced he is an honest man?"
But the other, crafty and unmoved, nursing his shaven chin between the thumb and forefinger of his slim and treacherous hand, thinks deep within his heart full of guile: "Aha! our brother of the West has fallen into the mood of kingly melancholy.
"Aha!" he continued; "NOW let us see you move, you wooden mule!"
"Aha!--you have an idea, then, about this matter?" said Larsan, looking at Rouletabille intently, "yet you have seen nothing, young man--you have not yet gained admission here!"
Aha, brother Senka, you'll have to open your gates and let me in, my boy!
"Aha!" cried he suddenly, smiting his hand upon his thigh "I have it now!
"Aha!" he cried, addressing with a terrible gayety the senseless creature under his hands.
"Aha! Cherchez la femme," Mr Vladimir deigned to interrupt, unbending, but without affability; there was, on the contrary, a touch of grimness in his condescension.