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How to Pronounce Whooping?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Whooping" is [wˈuːpɪŋ], [wˈuːpɪŋ], [w_ˈuː_p_ɪ_ŋ].

"Whooping" in context

The term Whooping describes a peculiar form of loud, repetitive exclamations or cries, often used to display excitement or to attract someone's attention, especially in times of difficulty or danger. It is sometimes associated with cheering, as it can be used to show support or joy, but it can also have a more sinister meaning when used to express a threat or intimidate someone. The origins of the practice are unclear, though some have speculated that it derived from Native American cultures or even the military in the 1700s.

The main characteristic of whooping is the volume.

Usage over time for Whooping:

This graph shows how "Whooping" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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