how to pronounce wow


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the above transcription of wow is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

wow is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of wow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of this bull market wow so catherine …”

meanings of wow


  1. Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.
  2. An expression of amazement, awe, or admiration.
  3. An indication of excitement, surprise, astonishment, or pleasure.


  1. Anything exceptionally surprising, unbelievable, outstanding, etc.
  2. A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.


  1. Initialism of World of Warcraft.
  2. Initialism of War on Women.


  1. To amaze or awe.

wow frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word wow occurs in english on average 53.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that wow can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to wow


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