whoo
Pronunciation Interjection
  1. An expression of delight.
  2. The wailing cry of a ghost.
  3. The cry of an owl
Synonyms Verb

whoo (whoos, present participle whooing; past and past participle whooed)

  1. To make a whoo sound, of delight, whistling, or of an owl etc.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, [https://web.archive.org/web/20140811201712/http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=%2Ftexts%2Fenglish%2Fmodeng%2Fpublicsearch%2Fmodengpub.o2w Part 6]:
      "Upon my honour!" cried he, "there was never before such a beautiful thing in Nature or Art as you look, 'Cousin' Tess ('Cousin' had a faint ring of mockery). I have been watching you from over the wall—sitting like Im-patience on a monument, and pouting up that pretty red mouth to whistling shape, and whooing and whooing, and privately swearing, and never being able to produce a note. Why, you are quite cross because you can't do it."



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