Pronunciation Interjection
  1. An indication of excitement, surprise, astonishment, or pleasure.
    • 1513, Gavin Douglas, Virgil Æneid (translation) vi. Prol. 19:
      Out on thir wanderand spiritis, wow! thow cryis.
  2. An expression of amazement, awe, or admiration.
    Wow! How do they do that?
  3. Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.
    Wow... I can't believe you would do such a thing.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

wow (wows, present participle wowing; past and past participle wowed)

  1. (informal) To amaze or awe.
    He really wowed the audience.
Translations Noun

wow (plural wows)

  1. (informal) Anything exceptionally surprising, unbelievable, outstanding, etc.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 27:
      ‘Jesus suffering fuck,’ said Adrian. ‘It's not half a thought.’
      ‘Face it, it's a wow.’
    He did? That's a wow!

wow (plural wows)

  1. (audio) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.

Proper noun
  1. (video games) Initialism of World of Warcraft
  2. (US, politics, derogatory) Initialism of War on Women

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