There are 2 definitions of wow in English:

wow1

Syllabification: wow
informal

exclamation

(also wowee /ˈwouē, ˈwouˈ(w)ē/)
  • Expressing astonishment or admiration: “Wow!” he cried enthusiastically
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    • Imagine two cute guys chasing after you in real life wowee… lol!
    • The salmon steak ($9 - wow!) was well-cooked and blended perfectly with the sweet homemade chutney.
    • Hey Eric, shall I tell everyone what we talked about on the way down - fascinating conversation about Supply Chain Management, wow!
    Synonyms
    holy cow, holy mackerel, holy moly, whoa; cool, amazing, awesome, far out, hot damn
    dated golly, gosh, ye gods, gadzooks

noun

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  • A sensational success: your play’s a wow
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    • As the game progressed, Celtic began to control the exchanges, but some clever rearguard actions defused some promising Celtic wows, in which Ian Farrell and Tom Butler were prominent.
    • Each will be scrutinized by the coaching staff after Grant Noel and Jason Davis failed to produce many wows during the spring.
    • Something just felt… too easy… about spinning last year's woes and wows into next year's resolutions.

verb

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  • Impress and excite (someone) greatly: they wowed audiences on their recent British tour
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    • Lemar, who came third in the reality TV show competition, will be wowing the audience with songs, including the tune Lullaby which he composed along with fellow contestant Ainsley.
    • Having performed at Just for Laughs in '97 and '98, he's back to take another crack at wowing audiences.
    • The group is used to wowing audiences with acts such as spinning one another in the air from suspended strips of cloth, but the school opted for some less dangerous activities.

Origin

natural exclamation: first recorded in Scots in the early 16th century.

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There are 2 definitions of wow in English:

wow2

Syllabification: wow

noun

  • Slow pitch fluctuation in sound reproduction, perceptible in long notes. Compare with flutter ( sense 1 of the noun).
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    • The CD ends on a wow note, with Enough, a deep and beautiful piece.
    • Unlike ‘Within the Golden Hour,’ ‘Changes’ doesn't end on a wow note but instead recapitulates its opening scene, as the curtain falls.

Origin

mid 20th century: imitative.

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