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wow 1

 (wou) Informal
interj.
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
n.
An outstanding success.
tr.v. wowed, wow·ing, wows
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.

wow 2

 (wou)
n.
Slow variation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.

[Imitative.]
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wow

(waʊ)
interj
an exclamation of admiration, amazement, etc
n
slang a person or thing that is amazingly successful, attractive, etc
vb
(tr) slang to arouse great enthusiasm in
[C16: originally Scottish, expressive of surprise, amazement, etc]

wow

(waʊ; wəʊ)
n
(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]

WOW

abbreviation for
(Mining & Quarrying) waiting on weather: used esp in the oil industry
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wow1

(waʊ)
interj.
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.
[1890–95]

wow2

(waʊ)

n.
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).
[1930–35; imitative]
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wow


Past participle: wowed
Gerund: wowing

Imperative
wow
wow
Present
I wow
you wow
he/she/it wows
we wow
you wow
they wow
Preterite
I wowed
you wowed
he/she/it wowed
we wowed
you wowed
they wowed
Present Continuous
I am wowing
you are wowing
he/she/it is wowing
we are wowing
you are wowing
they are wowing
Present Perfect
I have wowed
you have wowed
he/she/it has wowed
we have wowed
you have wowed
they have wowed
Past Continuous
I was wowing
you were wowing
he/she/it was wowing
we were wowing
you were wowing
they were wowing
Past Perfect
I had wowed
you had wowed
he/she/it had wowed
we had wowed
you had wowed
they had wowed
Future
I will wow
you will wow
he/she/it will wow
we will wow
you will wow
they will wow
Future Perfect
I will have wowed
you will have wowed
he/she/it will have wowed
we will have wowed
you will have wowed
they will have wowed
Future Continuous
I will be wowing
you will be wowing
he/she/it will be wowing
we will be wowing
you will be wowing
they will be wowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wowing
you have been wowing
he/she/it has been wowing
we have been wowing
you have been wowing
they have been wowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wowing
you will have been wowing
he/she/it will have been wowing
we will have been wowing
you will have been wowing
they will have been wowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wowing
you had been wowing
he/she/it had been wowing
we had been wowing
you had been wowing
they had been wowing
Conditional
I would wow
you would wow
he/she/it would wow
we would wow
you would wow
they would wow
Past Conditional
I would have wowed
you would have wowed
he/she/it would have wowed
we would have wowed
you would have wowed
they would have wowed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wow - a joke that seems extremely funnywow - a joke that seems extremely funny  
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Verb1.wow - impress greatlywow - impress greatly; "The speaker wowed the audience"
impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
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wow

noun
Informal. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:
Slang: boff, boffo, boffola.
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Translations
wow
ejhahűhatyűtyűha
hui
uau
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wow

[waʊ]
A. EXCL¡vaya!, ¡anda!, ¡mira nomás! (LAm)
B. VTchiflar, cautivar
C. N (Acoustics) → lloro m, bajón m del volumen
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wow

[ˈwaʊ]
exclouah
vtenthousiasmerwow factor neffet m impressionnant (ce qui produit une forte impression initiale)
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wow

1
interjhui (inf), → Mann (inf), → Mensch (inf)
n (inf) it’s a wowdas ist spitze (inf)or ’ne Wucht (inf)

wow

2
n (on recording) → Jaulen nt
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wow

[waʊ] excl (fam) → wow!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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