tu-whit tu-whoo
noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1595 the cry of an owl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tu-whit tu-whoo — [ tə ,wıt tə wu, tə ,hwıt tə hwu ] noun count BRITISH the sound that an OWL makes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — [to͞o hwit′ to͞o hwo͞o′; to͞owit′ to͞o wo͞o′] n. the characteristic vocal sound made by an owl …   English World dictionary

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — UK [tə ˌwɪt tə ˈwuː] / US [tə ˌwɪt tə ˈwu] / US [tə ˌhwɪt tə ˈhwu] noun [countable] Word forms tu whit tu whoo : singular tu whit tu whoo plural tu whit tu whoos British the sound that an owl makes …   English dictionary

  • tu-whit, tu-whoo — n. a representation of the cry of an owl. Etymology: imit. * * * tu whit, tu whoo f1 [tu whit, tu whoo tu whit, tu whoos] [təˌwɪt təˈwuː] [təˌwɪt təˈwuː] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • tu-whit, tu-whoo — /tu ˌwɪt tu ˈwu/ (say tooh .wit tooh wooh) noun (an imitation of the cry of an owl.) {imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — tüˈ(h)wit.tüˈ(h)wü noun Etymology: imitative : the cry of an owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — /too hwit too hwooh ; too wit too wooh / (imitation of the cry of an owl). [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — interjection The cry of an owl …   Wiktionary

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — noun a stylized representation of the cry of the tawny owl. Origin C16: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • tu-whit tu-whoo — [[t]tʊˈ(h)wɪt tʊˈ(h)wu; tʊˈwɪt tʊˈwu[/t]] n. anb (imitation of the cry of an owl.) • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

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