noun \ˈhwüsh, ˈwüsh, ˈ(h)wsh\

: the sound made by something that is moving quickly

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

Full Definition of WHOOSH

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

Origin of WHOOSH

First Known Use: 1856

Rhymes with WHOOSH



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

Full Definition of WHOOSH

intransitive verb
:  to rush past or move explosively <cars whooshing along the expressway>
transitive verb
:  to move (a person or thing) with or as if with a whoosh

Examples of WHOOSH

  1. Cars whooshed along the highway.
  2. Water whooshed down the pipe.

First Known Use of WHOOSH

WHOOSH Defined for Kids


verb \ˈhwüsh, ˈwüsh, ˈhwsh, ˈwsh\

Definition of WHOOSH for Kids

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


plural whoosh·es

Definition of WHOOSH for Kids

:  the sound created by something moving quickly


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