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Definition of "whoosh" []

  • A sibilant sound: the whoosh of the high-speed elevator. (noun)
  • A swift movement or flow; a rush or spurt. (noun)
  • To make a soft sibilant sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or flow swiftly with or as if with such a sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whoosh" in a sentence
  • "Barbara went out to the parking lot and a lot more men in suits with earpieces came down into the lobby and then "whoosh" - a huddle came out of the elevator, jumped into a car and was gone."
  • "Led by Rahm Emanuel, a stalwart Clintonian factotum and grandee of the now obsolete DLC, the exodus from Clinton's campaign recalled the whoosh of gas escaping from a hot air balloon over the Grand Canyon."
  • "Among other segments, the boob-a-thon included Anna Nicole Smith pantomiming the various sizes of implants she has had using a "whoosh" - like noise and an all-bra fashion show with running commentary from a male audience member ( "Me like that one."