How to Pronounce whoosh?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whoosh" is [wˈuːʃ], [wˈuːʃ], [w_ˈuː_ʃ].

"Whoosh" in context

Whoosh is the sound of air passing rapidly in one direction through space or against an obstruction, making a sudden sound. It is commonly used as an onomatopoeic word to describe the sound of something quickly passing by or through a medium, or the sudden release of air. Its origins are unknown, though it is thought to be derived from the Old English word "hwasian," meaning "to move rapidly."

The most common use of the word is in reference to the sound of passing objects, such as the sound of an arrow shooting through the air.


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