whoosh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whoosh gush or squirt out "Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"
    • v whoosh move with a whooshing sound
    • v whoosh move with a sibilant sound "He whooshed the doors open"
    • n whoosh the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
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Usage

In literature:

Whoosh, if that wire didn't screech!
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
Come, whoosh, let's fly away!
"The Crystal Stopper" by Maurice LeBlanc
You want to whoosh off in a nice little love whoosh and love yourself.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
As everyone disembarked from the raft they heard a big whoosh as the river reversed course to return to its source.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
Then I says, 'Whoosh!
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
I heard it whoosh away.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
They began whooshing among themselves.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
There was a loud whoosh of exploding gasoline, and both cans were ablaze.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Late in the day, he felt rather than heard the soundless whoosh of the construction machinery.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
Our air whooshed out.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In news:

Q For years, I had ringing and whooshing sounds in my ears and then hissing sounds in my left ear.
Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox used to bury his voice under raging feedback swells or oceans of whooshing reverb.
After watching dawn break from the lip of the Hawaiian volcano, a brave writer joins other bicycle adventurers for a 27-mile whoosh down to the sea, hairpin turns, singing spokes and all.
Landen Daniel sat rapt as the tiny wooden car he built whooshed down the ramp and zoomed by him.
Swoosh creates whoosh through UAH athletic department.
"Nobody Does it Better" than the opening sequence of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), in which Roger Moore BASE jumps off the edge of a mountain and whoosh.
Bothered by nonstop whooshing or ringing in your ears—or know someone who is.
Olympic cycling ignites a ' whoosh ' of excitement.
Swoosh creates whoosh through UAH athletic department.
That whoosh you just heard was every male on the planet raising his arm.
Aeropropulsion - whoosh - test statistics.
The Whoosh of What You'll Be Wearing.
Whoosh , Then Glide.
After Dawn Breaks Atop Haleakala, It's A 27-Mile Whoosh To The Sea On A Bike, Hairpin Turns And All.
' Invisible Skyline' review: Whoosh.
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