Meaning of “wow” in the English Dictionary

"wow" in British English

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wowexclamation

uk /waʊ/ us /waʊ/ informal

A2 used to show surprise and sometimes pleasure:

Wow! Did you make that cake? It looks delicious!

More examples

  • "Wow!" exclaimed John, "what a fantastic house."
  • Wow! I wasn't expecting such a great reception.
  • Wow! What a hat.
  • A hundred pounds! Wow!
  • "Wow!" said Alan excitedly.

wownoun [ S ]

uk /waʊ/ us /waʊ/ informal

wowverb [ T ]

uk /waʊ/ us /waʊ/ informal

(Definition of “wow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wow" in American English

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wowexclamation

us /wɑʊ/ infml

used to show surprise or pleasure:

Wow! Did you hear that noise?

(Definition of “wow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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