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Pronunciation: /aʊ/

exclamation

Used to express sudden pain: Ow! You’re hurting me!
More example sentences
  • ‘OW! Let me go!’ you tell him. He doesn't listen to you.
  • Kevin gasped as the pain once again shot through his back, ‘Ow!’

Origin

Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with ow

allow, avow, Bilbao, Bissau, bough, bow, bow-wow, brow, cacao, chow, ciao, cow, dhow, Dow, endow, Foochow, Frau, Hangzhou, Hough, how, Howe, kowtow, Lao, Liao, Macao, Macau, miaow, Mindanao, mow, now, Palau, plough (US plow), pow, prow, row, scow, Slough, sough, sow, Tao, thou, vow, wow, Yangshao

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There are 2 main definitions of ow in English:

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OW 2

Entry from US English dictionary

abbreviation

Old Welsh.

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Syllabification: OW

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