whoosh

[hwoosh, hwoosh, woosh, woosh]
noun
1.
a loud, rushing noise, as of air or water: a great whoosh as the door opened.
verb (used without object)
2.
to move swiftly with a gushing or hissing noise: gusts of wind whooshing through the trees.
verb (used with object)
3.
to move (an object, a person, etc.) with a whooshing motion or sound: The storm whooshed the waves over the road.
Also, woosh.


Origin:
1840–50; imitative

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whoosh or woosh (wʊʃ)
 
n
1.  a hissing or rushing sound
2.  a rush of emotion: a whoosh of happiness
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make or move with a hissing or rushing sound
 
woosh or woosh
 
n
 
vb

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whoosh
1856, of imitative origin.
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Example sentences
The groom turned, took four paces, and heard a ferocious whoosh behind him.
There's the whoosh and honking of traffic, and the smell of diesel and gasoline
  fumes rising in the air.
Suddenly a whoosh of air breezed over her cheek, around her ear.
And by the time you get to that little phone booth at the end and you dial that
  number to make the purchase, whoosh.
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