Definition of 'whoop'
Example sentences containing 'whoop'
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The group gives a collective whoop of glee. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were as many shaking their heads at the attitude as whooping with delight. The Sun (2016)Champagne was sprayed over a whooping crowd outside the Versailles restaurant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another possibility, though, is whooping cough. The Sun (2016)This is greeted with a whoop of incredulous laughter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our study did not look at the effectiveness of whooping cough vaccines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The trick is to smile a lot and make loud whooping noises. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some people will greet this news with whoops of delight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Mobile phone companies must whoop in profitable delight over this technological anomaly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His whoop of delight was the loudest sound all day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Outside we could hear soldiers whooping and shouting as they ran around the surrounding tents to secure them with sandbags. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)The two Irishmen arrive together at the premiere and the crowd whoops it up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She asked me why I thought it had been whooping cough. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)No surprise, then, to read recent reports suggesting that whooping cough may be on the rise. The Sun (2015)At that time whooping cough was rife at school, with three weeks' isolation for the victim. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Since then, vaccine use has risen to near 100 per cent and cases of whooping cough are down to a few hundred a year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A serious comedy, it prompts whoops of delight while also making people think, in this case about the purpose of education. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We're all shouting and whooping as we ride down the descent to where the cougar tried to attack a rider - to scare rather than surprise them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Within a couple of songs the whooping crowd are on their feet and unable to restrain themselves from clapping along, despite the band's reputation as overly serious. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'whoop'
British English: whoop VERB
If you whoop, you shout loudly in a very happy or excited way.
She whoops with delight at a promise of money.
Definition of whoop from the Collins English Dictionary
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