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wow 1(wou) Informal
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
An outstanding success.
tr.v. wowed, wow·ing, wows
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.
Slow variation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
an exclamation of admiration, amazement, etc
slang a person or thing that is amazingly successful, attractive, etc
(tr) slang to arouse great enthusiasm in
[C16: originally Scottish, expressive of surprise, amazement, etc]
(Electronics) a slow variation or distortion in pitch that occurs at very low audio frequencies in sound-reproducing systems, such as a record player, usually due to variation in speed of the turntable, etc. See also flutter14
[C20: of imitative origin]
(Mining & Quarrying) waiting on weather: used esp in the oil industry
1. (an exclamation of surprise, wonder, pleasure, or the like.)v.t.
2. to gain an enthusiastic response from; thrill.n.
3. an extraordinary success.
4. excitement, interest, great pleasure, or the like.
a slow wavering of pitch in sound recording or reproducing equipment caused by uneven speed of the turntable or the tape. Compare flutter (def. 12).
Past participle: wowed
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|Noun||1.||wow - a joke that seems extremely funny|
|Verb||1.||wow - impress greatly; "The speaker wowed the audience"|
impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"