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whiz

noun (1)
variants: or whizz

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out
  • the whiz of an arrow flying by at an uncomfortably close range

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2 a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • the irritating whiz of a bee in the room

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whiz

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of whiz (Entry 2 of 3)

1 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
  • the computer whiz to whom we all go when we're having problems, which is fairly often

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whiz

verb
variants: or whizz

Synonyms of whiz (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\
  • just hearing the bullets whiz as they fly by their heads must be terrifying for soldiers

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2 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • many vehicles were whizzing past us at breakneck speeds

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“Whiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whiz. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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