whew

noun \ often read as ˈhwü , ˈwü , ˈhyü ; the interjection is a whistle concluded with a voiceless ü \

Definition of whew

: a whistling sound or a sound like a half-formed whistle uttered as an exclamation
  • gave a long whew when he realized the size of the job
used interjectionally chiefly to express amazement, discomfort, or relief

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Origin and Etymology of whew

imitative


WHEW Defined for Kids

whew

noun \ often read as ˈhwü , ˈwü , ˈhyü \

Definition of whew for Students

: a sound almost like a whistle made as an exclamation chiefly to show amazement, discomfort, or relief
  • … “Whew, it sure is good to be home,” …
  • —Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons

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