What part of speech is “wow”

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the noun form of the word 'wow' is used to express admiration or amazement. By definition, the word is an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, or joy. As a noun, it is used to refer to something remarkable or extraordinary. It is also often used to denote something which has highly impressed.

In terms of grammar usage, the noun form of 'wow' can be used in singular or plural form depending on the context. It does not need to be capitalized unless it is being used as the beginning of a sentence. For example, the sentences 'Lisa’s birthday cake was a real wow' or 'The wows of that presentation were impressive' both use the noun form correctly. As with all nouns, there are certain word modifiers which can be used with 'wow'. Examples

great wow, stunning wow, huge wow, and dazzling wow. An important note is that the noun form of 'wow' is not interchangeable with words such as 'amazing', 'astonishing', or 'stunning'.

1. 'The first time I tried her cooking, it was a real wow.'

2. 'I was so amazed by his presentation that all I could say was ‘wow’.'

3. 'The wows of her performance were undeniable.'

common mistakes with the noun form of 'wow' include using it in place of a more descriptive word (such as 'amazing') or forgetting to add other modifiers when the original 'wow' isn’t enough.


as an interjection, 'wow' is an exclamation that expresses strong feelings, often of surprise, admiration, or amazement. Interjections are words or phrases that convey emotions and are often used on their own or at the beginning of a sentence.

Wow, I wasn't expecting that!

Wow, you look stunning in that dress!

Wow, this cake is delicious!

The tone and context in which 'wow' is used can change its meaning. For instance, a sarcastic 'wow' can indicate disbelief or mild annoyance. 'Wow' can be elongated to emphasize the emotion further, e.g., 'Wooow!' for added surprise or admiration. Overusing 'wow' in conversation can diminish its impact. It's best used sparingly to genuinely convey strong emotions.

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