from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sibilant sound: the whoosh of the high-speed elevator.
- n. A swift movement or flow; a rush or spurt.
- intransitive v. To make a soft sibilant sound.
- intransitive v. To move or flow swiftly with or as if with such a sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A breathy sound like that of an object passing at high speed.
- v. To make a breathy sound like a whoosh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. gush or squirt out
- n. the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
- v. move with a whooshing sound
- v. move with a sibilant sound
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.
Foods that go "whoosh" don't leave us with a sense of being well fed.
There was a wonderful 'whoosh' every time one of the blades came round.
Like the "whoosh" music sting that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had before every act break and which other shows have copied since then.
My tires made satisfying "whoosh" noises as I launched off each one, catching a little bit of blissful air before landing with a crunch back in the dirt.
Also, if you listen closely, you can hear a kind of "whoosh" from the cape right before they land on the car, which could have slowed them down significantly enough to save them.
We don't need this extraneous garbage any more than we need the "whoosh" sound between TV news items, or quick-cuts replacing dialogue in movies, but those are the trends.
The participants had to say "whoosh" when handing it to the right or left, while an imaginary throw across the circle required a "zap."