Whooping
Whooping Whoop"ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

{Whooping cough} (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. --Dunglison.

{Whooping crane} (Zo["o]l.), a North American crane ({Crus Americana}) noted for the loud, whooplike note which it utters.

{Whooping swan} (Zo["o]l.), the whooper swan. See the Note under {Swan}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Whooping — Whoop Whoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whooping}.] [OE. houpen. See {Hoop}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter a whoop, or loud cry, as eagerness, enthusiasm, or enjoyment; to cry out; to shout; to halloo; to utter a war… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooping — huːp /w n. enthusiastic shout; call; heavy breathing sound (characteristic of whooping cough) v. shout enthusiastically, call; breath heavily (as one with whooping cough) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whooping — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. yelling, hooting, bawling, shouting, booing, jeering, bellowing, hollowing, hollering*, cheering, exuberant, hilarious, gay, mad, riotous, drunken, raging …   English dictionary for students

  • whooping — whoopˈing noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑whoop …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whooping Crane Summer Range — is a 16,895 km² wetland complex in the boreal forests of northern Alberta and southwestern Northwest Territories in Canada. It is the only natural nesting habitat for the critically endangered whooping crane. On May 24, 1982 it was designated a… …   Wikipedia

  • Whooping cough — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping crane — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping swan — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooping crane — ☆ whooping crane [ho͞o′piŋ, hwo͞o′piŋ; wo͞o′piŋ ] n. a large, white, North American crane (Grus americana), noted for its whooping call: now nearly extinct: see CRANE …   English World dictionary

  • whooping cough — ► NOUN ▪ a contagious bacterial disease chiefly affecting children, characterized by convulsive coughs followed by a whoop …   English terms dictionary

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