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whoosh

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noun \ˈhwüsh, ˈwüsh, ˈ(h)wu̇sh\

Simple Definition of whoosh

  • : the sound made by something that is moving quickly

  • : a small amount of gas, liquid, etc., that comes from a place quickly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whoosh

  1. :  a swift or explosive rush; also :  the sound created by such a rush —often used interjectionally

Origin of whoosh

imitative


First Known Use: 1856

Rhymes with whoosh


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whoosh

verb

Simple Definition of whoosh

  • : to move very quickly with the sound of quickly flowing air or water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whoosh

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to rush past or move explosively <cars whooshing along the expressway>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to move (a person or thing) with or as if with a whoosh

Examples of whoosh in a sentence

  1. Cars whooshed along the highway.

  2. Water whooshed down the pipe.



1909

First Known Use of whoosh

1909


WHOOSH Defined for Kids

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whoosh

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verb \ˈhwüsh, ˈwüsh, ˈhwu̇sh, ˈwu̇sh\

Definition of whoosh for Students

whooshedwhooshing

  1. :  to pass or move along with a sound like that of something moving quickly




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whoosh

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noun

Definition of whoosh for Students

plural whooshes

  1. :  the sound created by something moving quickly




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