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whoop

whoop

 
 
pronunciation:
wup [or] wUp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
whoop it up
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud shout or cry, such as a battle cry or a cry of excitement or enthusiasm.
similar words:
shout
definition 2: a loud yelping or hooting sound made by certain birds.
definition 3: the rasping sound of breathing following coughing in someone ill with whooping cough.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whooped, whooping, whoops
definition 1: to utter a whoop.
definition 2: to give a whooping cry, as a bird.
definition 3: to make a rasping intake of breath, as one ill with whooping cough.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to express with a whoop.
definition 2: to urge, encourage, chase, or drive with a whoop or whooping (as dogs in a hunt).
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phrase: whoop it up
derivation: whooper (n.)
Homophone Note
The words whoop and hoop (a large ring) sound alike but have different meanings.