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wow

1wow

interjection \ˈwa\

—used to show that you are very surprised or pleased

Full Definition of WOW

—used to express strong feeling (as pleasure or surprise)

First Known Use of WOW

1513

Rhymes with WOW

2wow

noun

Definition of WOW

:  a striking success :  hit

First Known Use of WOW

1920

3wow

verb

: to impress or excite (someone) very much

Full Definition of WOW

transitive verb
:  to excite to enthusiastic admiration or approval <a performance that wowed the critics>

Examples of WOW

  1. Her performance wowed the critics.

First Known Use of WOW

1924

4wow

noun

Definition of WOW

:  a distortion in reproduced sound consisting of a slow rise and fall of pitch caused by speed variation in the reproducing system

Origin of WOW

imitative
First Known Use: 1932

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

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