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whoosh

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noun \ ˈhwüsh , ˈwüsh , ˈ(h)wu̇sh \

Definition of whoosh

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

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Origin and Etymology of whoosh

imitative


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whoosh

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. Cars whooshed along the highway.

  2. Water whooshed down the pipe.

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First Known Use of whoosh

1909


WHOOSH Defined for English Language Learners

whoosh

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noun

Definition of whoosh for English Language Learners

  • : the sound made by something that is moving quickly

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


whoosh

verb

Definition of whoosh for English Language Learners

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


WHOOSH Defined for Kids

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whoosh

play
verb \ ˈhwüsh , ˈwüsh , ˈhwu̇sh , ˈwu̇sh \

Definition of whoosh for Students

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

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whoosh

noun

Definition of whoosh for Students

plural whooshes
:the sound created by something moving quickly

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