wattage

noun
watt·​age | \ ˈwä-tij How to pronounce wattage (audio) \

Definition of wattage

1 : amount of power expressed in watts
2 : dynamic or mental energy or appeal the celebrity's high wattage

Examples of wattage in a Sentence

Use a bulb with low wattage.

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While most royal warrant holders are hush-hush about their customers, Floris has a small museum in the back of the shop with letters and archived receipts from various palaces and high-wattage clientele like Sir Winston Churchill (Special No. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018 Thomas is a future Hall of Famer, but being part of the LOB added wattage to his spotlight. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Is Bobby Wagner the most underappreciated superstar in Seattle sports history?," 20 Feb. 2019 Now there’s no stress because LEDs use very minimal wattage. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 So with the holiday break on the horizon, and no time like the present to turn up the wattage above the neck, what better time to binge on classics with leading ladies that shimmered and sparkled with unapologetic vanity? Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Old Hollywood Movies to Inspire a Legendary Holiday Beauty Look," 15 Dec. 2018 Known for his high-wattage party frocks, barely there bodysuits, and logo sweatshirt dresses, Cowan, who was a 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, dresses gutsy girls with an outspoken sense of style. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Inside Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls’s International Women’s Day Celebration," 11 Mar. 2019 If its wattage is below that number, save it for things that don't need as much maintenance. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019 Ashley Graham The model and red carpet commentator gave us a peek at her glam routine, which included a cup of coffee and a high-wattage smile. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 The higher the wattage your food processor has, the better. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of wattage

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wattage was in 1903

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wattage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wattage

: the amount of electrical power measured in watts that something (such as a light bulb) uses

wattage

noun
watt·​age | \ ˈwät-ij How to pronounce wattage (audio) \

Medical Definition of wattage

: amount of power expressed in watts

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