from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crying out; clamor; howling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from whoop, v. t.
  • (Med.) a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop; chin cough; hooping cough.
  • (Zoöl.) a North American crane (Crus Americana) noted for the loud, whooplike note which it utters.
  • (Zoöl.) the whooper swan. See the Note under Swan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of whoop.


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  • Like an army defeated

    The snow hath retreated,

    And now doth fare ill

    On the top of the bare hill;

    The ploughboy is whooping - anon - anon -

    There's joy in the mountains;

    There's life in the fountains;

    Small clouds are sailing,

    Blue sky is prevailing;

    The rain is over and gone!

    - William Wordsworth, 'Written In March'.

    November 3, 2008