Definition of "ha" [ha]

  • Used to express surprise, wonder, triumph, puzzlement, or pique. (interjection)
  • Hectare (abbreviation)
  • Latin hoc anno (this year) (abbreviation)
  • Hour angle (abbreviation)
  • An exclamation expressing derision, triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker (exclamation)

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  • A representation of the sound of laughter (exclamation)

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Use "ha" in a sentence
  • "But it was, well, what it was, so I just kept my face buried in my plate, with an occasional soft *ha ha ha* for the Captain."
  • "He’d be what I call useful just now, Mrs.C. —ha, ha!"
  • "I believe "ha, _ha_," by the way, is an ejaculation confined entirely to thwarted villains in stageland; but if I am a villain, I'm not thwarted yet."