1

wow

play
interjection \ˈwau̇\

Definition of wow

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

1513

First Known Use of wow

1513


2

wow

noun

Definition of wow

  1. :  a striking success :  hit

1920

First Known Use of wow

1920


3

wow

verb

Definition of wow

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

Examples of wow in a sentence

  1. Her performance wowed the critics.

1924

First Known Use of wow

1924


4

wow

noun

Definition of wow

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

Origin and Etymology of wow

imitative


First Known Use: 1932

Other Audio Recording Terms


WOW Defined for English Language Learners

1

wow

play
interjection \ˈwau̇\

Definition of wow for English Language Learners

  • —used to show that you are very surprised or pleased


3

wow

verb

Definition of wow for English Language Learners

  • : to impress or excite (someone) very much


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