a high quality, uncompressed audio file format, created by Microsoft, that has become a standard PC audio file format (also supported by MAC) for everything from system and game sounds to CD-quality audio
The format for computer system audio files defined by Microsoft for use with Windows. Wave files are indicated by a .wav suffix in the file name and are often spelled wav (instead of wave) in writing. The .wav file format is an expandable format which supports multiple data formats and compression schemes. Wav files are pretty much the de facto standard for serious audio work on the PC Windows platform.