Wow meaning

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An outstanding success.
noun
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Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
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Wow is defined as a way to express surprise or pleasure.

An example of wow is how a woman would respond to her best friend when she hears that her friend is getting married.

interjection
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To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on.

A performance that wowed the audience.

verb
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Used variously to express surprise, wonder, pleasure, pain, etc.
interjection
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A remarkable, successful, exciting, etc. person or thing.
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An indication of excitement or surprise.
interjection
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To be a great success with; arouse enthusiasm in.
verb
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A distortion in reproduced sound resulting from slow variations in the speed of the turntable, tape, etc. in either recording or playing.
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An expression of amazement or awe.

Wow! How do they do that?

interjection
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Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.

Wow... I can't believe you would do such a thing."

interjection
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(informal) To amaze or awe.

He really wowed the audience.

verb
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(informal) An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.

He did? That's a wow!

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Slow variation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
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Origin of wow

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

    From Wiktionary