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Meaning of wow

wow

Pronunciation: (wou), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—interj.
  1. (an exclamation of surprise, wonder, pleasure, or the like): Wow! Look at that!
—v.t.
  1. to gain an enthusiastic response from; thrill.
—n.
  1. an extraordinary success: His act is a real wow.
  2. excitement, interest, great pleasure, or the like: a car that will add some wow to your life.

wow

Pronunciation: (wou), [key]
— n.
  1. a slow wavering of pitch in sound recording or reproducing equipment caused by uneven speed of the turntable or the tape. Cf.(def. 12).
  2. a howl, wail, bark, whine, or mew.
—v.i.
  1. to howl, wail, bark, whine, or mew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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