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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Wow! That's a great car!
▪ After 17 years, the band continues to wow audiences.
▪ Read in studio Four visiting musicians from Czechoslovakia have been wowing drinkers in a local pub.
▪ She spent many evenings watching Jamie, whose scathingly political drag show was wowing the entire circuit.
▪ Some may even love all those silly electronic gizmos you want to wow them with.
▪ For the Cosmo Girl, life is a wow!
▪ That one against Notre Dame, that one was a wow.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1510s, Scottish, a natural expression of amazement. "This old interjection had a new popularity in the early 1900s and again during the 1960s and later" [DAS].


"overwhelm with delight or amazement," 1924, American English slang, from wow (interj.). Related: Wowed; wowing. Used as a noun meaning "unqualified success" since 1920.


interj. 1 An indication of excitement or surprise. 2 An expression of amazement or awe. 3 Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something. n. 1 (context informal English) An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact. 2 (cx audio English) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders. vb. (context informal English) To amaze or awe.

  1. n. a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, riot]

  2. v. impress greatly; "The speaker wowed the audience"

Wow (recording)

Wow is a relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders. In the latter, the collective expression wow and flutter is commonly used.

Wow (film)

Wow was a 1969 Québécois film directed by Claude Jutra, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Wow (Kate Bush song)

"Wow" is a song by English singer Kate Bush. Originally released on her second album Lionheart in 1978, it was issued as the album's second single in March 1979. It was a top 20 hit in the UK.

"'Wow' is about the music business," she told her KBC fan club magazine in 1979. "Not just rock music but show business in general. It was sparked off when I sat down to try to write a Pink Floyd song – something spacey."

The lyrics include a reference to Vaseline.

Wow (Superbus album)

Wow is the third studio album bu the French power pop band Superbus. It was released on 16 October 2006 on Mercury Records. The album reached the sixth place on French album charts.

WOW (Wendy O. Williams album)

WOW is the debut studio album by American singer Wendy O. Williams, released in 1984 by Passport Records. It is her first solo album not to be credited to her band Plasmatics, which went on a hiatus during that time. After the release of the album, Coup d'État (1982) with Plasmatics, the band was asked to appear as a special guest on the KISS tour. By the end of the tour, Plasmatics' recording contract with Capitol Records wasn't renewed and Gene Simmons approached Williams and Rod Swenson about producing the next album. As to avoid any time in legal issues with Capitol, they decided not to use the Plasmatics name on the record. Simmons also felt it would give him the freedom he wanted to add new players to the album. WOW is a hard rock album influenced by heavy metal, which marked a musical departure from Williams' previous material with Plasmatics. Williams was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the album in 1985.

Wes Beech remained to play rhythm and lead guitars and T.C. Tolliver, the drummer on Coup d'État, remained to play on the new album. Simmons would play bass under the pseudonym of "Reginald Van Helsing". The only other new player on the album was lead guitarist Michael Ray to solve the technical challenges that had been a problem for several albums and had come to a head with the more complex music of Coup d'Etat. Simmons also pulled in the talents of Ace Frehley on "Bump and Grind", who hadn't played with KISS since leaving the band in 1982, Paul Stanley, on "Ready to Rock" and then-current KISS drummer Eric Carr on "Legends Never Die" as guests.

"It's My Life" was released as the lead single from the album. It later appeared on the soundtrack to the film Reform School Girls (1986), in which Williams starred. Kiss later released their original version of the song, and also re-recorded and released "Thief in the Night".

WOW (TV station)

WOW is an Australian television station licensed to WIN Television, serving regional and remote Western Australia. The station officially commenced transmissions on 26 March 1999 as the second commercial regional broadcaster in Western Australia, alongside former monopoly, Golden West Network (GWN7).

Wow (Bibi Zhou album)

WOW is the third studio album from Chinese singer and songwriter Bibi Zhou. It was released simultaneously with Zhou's second album NOW on December 18, 2007.

Wow (Ruslana song)

"WOW" is the title of Ruslana's single released on April 17, 2011, in Ukraine. The track was produced in Los Angeles by producer Jack Spade.

The song was written by Ruslana with Alexander Ksenofontov (TFC band leader and the singer's husband) and Vlad DeBriansky (Jack Spade, TFC band lead guitar). The feature of the single was the part of the "March Chernomor" from Glinka's opera Ruslan and Ludmila - one of the most popular and recognizable Slavic motive in the world.

Wow (Kylie Minogue song)

"Wow" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album, X (2007). It was written by Minogue, Greg Kurstin and Karen Poole, while production was handled by Kurstin. Minogue requested to set up a studio in Ibiza with Poole and Kurstin with her while they recorded the track along with other tracks recorded. The song was released as the second single from X on 15 February 2008 by Parlophone,

"Wow" features instrumentation from guitars, electronic synthesizers, keyboards and drum machines, along with pianos through some verses. The song is set in a dance-oriented beat with many other electronic elements. Upon the song's release, the song received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who praised the production and release as a single; however, critics felt that the single was badly timed, as some people referred to this as the first single. Nevertheless, the single was a commercial success. The song managed to peak inside the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, as well as charting inside the top twenty in countries including her native Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, New Zealand and Hungary.

The song has been performed on three of Minogue's concert tours. It was featured on her first world tour, KylieX2008, in her act Cheer Squad, where the songs "Heart Beat Rock" and "Shocked" were also performed. It was then featured on her KylieUSA2009 tour, along with a more rock-oriented version being performed at the Aphrodite World Tour. In 2014, Minogue performed the song on the Kiss Me Once Tour and in 2015 on the Kylie Summer 2015 Tour. Along with the promotion in her tours, the song has been featured in many media productions. It has been used as background music in Desperate Housewives, The Kylie Show and was included in the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Additionally, the song has been released twice in the United Kingdom with alternative versions instead of the single version. The accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas, which featured Minogue in a futuristic outfit, in a club, dancing with alien-inspired outfits worn by the public. The video has received positive reviews, mostly about the futuristic style of format the video had featured.

Wow (Inna song)

"Wow" (stylised as "WOW") is a song by Romanian recording artist Inna, released as the fifth single from her second studio album, I Am the Club Rocker. The song was written and produced by Inna's producers and managers Play & Win (Sebastian Barac, Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea). Inna uploaded the song on her YouTube channel two weeks prior the album's release, along with an internet video to "Put Your Hands Up" and " Endless". It was released as a promotional single in Romania, exclusively in order to promote the brand new opening of iTunes Store Romania. It was unlocked on 4 September 2011 for a limited period towards 6 September and it was then removed and finally re-uploaded once with the album's release on 19 September 2011. A cover for the track was shot in late September on a Romanian beach at the Black Sea shore. On 5 April 2012 an official music video was released on Inna's YouTube Account.

WOW (Marilyn Manson song)

"WOW" is the ninth track from Marilyn Manson's 2009 release The High End of Low. Its title was revealed on April 7, 2009, in a blog which described both it and another songs from the album, " Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon".

Wow (Verdena album)

Wow is the fifth album by the Italian alternative-rock band Verdena, released in 2011. It was published as a double CD on January 18, 2011, by Universal Music Group. It was released on this date in Italy and Switzerland. Wow was released on vinyl on January 30, 2011, and on September 20, 2011, was released in deluxe version, with two digipak format discs are joined to a DVD Wow Tour 2011, with amateur images produced by the band during the tour, hence the name Amatour.

The album was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

WOW (Mouse on Mars album)

WOW is a mini album by German electronica group Mouse on Mars. It was released on 2 November 2012.

According to its press release, the album was recorded within "just a few weeks" and will offer a more "club-oriented counterpoint to [their previous album] Parastrophics, with excursions into acid and bass music among other styles".

The album marked the duo's first recorded collaboration with the vocalist Dao Anh Khanh, producer Eric D. Clarke and the punk band, Las Kellies.

WOW (Junko Onishi album)

WOW is the first leader album by Japanese pianist Junko Onishi, released on January 20, 1993 in Japan.

Wow (Beck song)

"Wow" is a 2016 song by American musician Beck. It is the second single from his upcoming album.

Usage examples of "wow".

Probably wowed a lot of women in the aikido class during his discussions of Taoism.

In his first three appearances, the Escapist along with his eccentric company had toured a thinly fictionalized Europe, in which he wowed the Razi elites of Zothenia, Gothsylvania, Draconia, and other pseudonymous dark bastions of the Iron Chain, while secretly going about his real business of arranging jailbreaks for resistance leaders and captured British airmen, helping great scientists and thinkers out of the clutches of the evil dictator, Attila Haxoff, and freeing captives, missionaries, and prisoners of war.

It carried them to exotic distant worlds, introduced them to strange alien beings, wowed them with vast supergalactic inteligences, star-spanning empires, time travel -- Big Ideas, in other words, that stretched the boundaries of the imagination, leaving the lucky reader breathless and starry-eyed.

Fritz is a certified moron who calls himself a private dick because he thinks it wows the chicks, and Barani was a beat cop who got busted for taking a bribe.

Then, in the forests of Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, Steve Sanna of Pow Wow Wilderness Adventures took me by canoe into the wilds for three days and pointed out the flora, fauna, shelters and edibles that would enable Jack and Ate to survive a winter.

As always with a Kathryn Bigelow film, I was, at times, wowed by her cinematic skill.

Martina in New York, running his duplex, wowing his moneymen and, for all I knew, proving a nightly sackful.

There was only that one week we all went to Bermuda together, but Little Becky was too young to be anybody yet, she was just three, wow, that was ten years ago.

Kay turned the dial minutely anticlockwise, the sound wowed up and down an octave, the diva evaporated, more gunfire, and then, like stepping into an open space, a rapid, staccato dah-dah-dah-dah-dah of Morse, pulsing clearly and urgently, more than a thousand miles distant, somewhere in German-occupied Ukraine.

The dog put himself in a baying attitude, with his fore feet on the coamings of the hatchway, and enforced his master's orders with a deep-toned and measured bow, wow, wow.

If I'd lived ten thousand years ago, I might have wowed the cave dwellers of Lascaux, France -- whose standards for draughtsmanship must have been on about the same level as those of San Ignacio.

But at the time you were buying Hoo Boy and Hey Wow, your investment adviser solemnly warned you to hedge your bets by diversifying.

Wow, outtasight you’re doing that secrecy shit so, like, you don’t know I’m working for you, or even my code?

An idea was being floated by some of my class-mates-all over-zealous would-be pastry chefs-to create a display of pastillage, marzipan, chocolate sculpture and wedding cakes to wow and amaze our loved ones as they were herded into the ceremony.

Okay, you're out on the street eating a Nedick's with onions - I really love those pickled onions - and you suddenly think, Wow, maybe I'm standing right on the very spot where they rubbed out a gangster or where two hundred years ago there was an Indian war or something.