Definition of WAV file in English:

WAV file

Syllabification: WAV file
Pronunciation: /ˈwav ˌfīl
(also wave file)


A format for storing uncompressed audio files: save the recording as a WAV file on your hard drive
More example sentences
  • Having music along with your video can also be accomplished with a MP3 Converter that will allow you to convert your MP3 music into a wav file or the format which you need for your video.
  • Using the drive to record and convert several old vinyl albums into .wav files proved quite simple.
  • But then I tried making mp3s from the wav files, and THEN burning them to disc as audio, and this cut out a huge amount of the distortion.


1990s: shortened from waveform audio format.

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