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dah

 (dä)
n.
The spoken representation of a dash in radio and telegraph code.

[Imitative.]

dah

(dɑː)
n
(Communications & Information) the long sound used in combination with the short sound dit, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes. Compare dash114

dah

(dɑ)

n.
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. Compare dit.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dah - the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
international Morse code, Morse, Morse code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal - a signal transmitted by telegraphy
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But yo' mammy ain't gwine to desert you--no, no, dah, don't cry-- she gwine wid you, she gwine to kill herself too.
Dah, now--de preacher said it his own self, en it ain't no sin, 'ca'se white folks done it.
But nemmine, I's gwine to happen aroun' dah one o' dese days en let on dat I reckon he wants to print a chillen's fingers ag'in; en if HE don't notice dey's changed, I bound dey ain't nobody gwine to notice it, en den I's safe, sho'.
Suddenly Falk takes to going up to their bunga low after dinner, and sitting for hours in the veran dah saying nothing.
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Lah Ti Dah's trainer John Gosden has won the St Leger on four occasions, but there's more negatives than positives when it comes to her chances today.
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Abdullah Al Dah CEO of Al Shaab Village feels privileged to announce that Al Shaab Village is the first private sector company in Sharjah, UAE to pay one month basic salary to its employees as part of the UAE's Rulers initiative for 100 years of Zayed.
"The rulers back then chose a circular building for the Union House because everyone could sit in a circle, so there was no hierarchy -- a very diplomatic and smart method to sign the manuscript," recalls Al Dah of the signing of the declaration forming the UAE.