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wa-wa

WA-WA
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw, wah waw, wah]
    • /wɔ, wɑ wɔ, wɑ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw, wah waw, wah]
    • /wɔ, wɑ wɔ, wɑ/

Definitions of wa-wa word

  • noun wa-wa a sound or effect like the muted sound of a trumpet, especially in music. 1
  • noun wa-wa an electronic device or attachment to produce such a sound, often used with an electric guitar. 1
  • adjective wa-wa producing a muted, bawling sound like that of a trumpet with the hand moved momentarily over the bell: a wah-wah effect on a synthesizer; a guitar with a wah-wah pedal. 1
  • abbreviation WA-WA wah-wah 0

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Origin of wa-wa

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30; imitative

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Parts of speech for Wa-wa

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wa-wa popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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