\ ˈwau̇ \

Definition of wow 

(Entry 1 of 4)

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

wow

noun (1)

Definition of wow (Entry 2 of 4)

: a striking success : hit

wow

verb
wowed; wowing; wows

Definition of wow (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

: to excite to enthusiastic admiration or approval a performance that wowed the critics

wow

noun (2)

Definition of wow (Entry 4 of 4)

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

Examples of wow in a Sentence

Verb

Her performance wowed the critics.

First Known Use of wow

Interjection

1513, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1920, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1924, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wow

Noun (2)

imitative

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The first known use of wow was in 1513

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English Language Learners Definition of wow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

—used to show that you are very surprised or pleased

wow

verb

English Language Learners Definition of wow (Entry 2 of 2)

: to impress or excite (someone) very much

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