whoosh

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Noun[edit]

whoosh (plural whooshes)

  1. A breathy sound like that of an object passing at high speed.
    • 2012 July 23, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, New York Time:
      The snow burst through the trees with no warning but a last-second whoosh of sound, a two-story wall of white and Chris Rudolph’s piercing cry: “Avalanche! Elyse!”
    • "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." —Douglas Adams

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Verb[edit]

whoosh (third-person singular simple present whooshes, present participle whooshing, simple past and past participle whooshed)

  1. To make a breathy sound like a whoosh.

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Interjection[edit]

whoosh

  1. (sarcastic) Indicating that somebody has missed the point (as though it were flying overhead).