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whoop

 
 
pronunciation:
wup [or] wUp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a loud shout or cry.
She gave a whoop of happiness when she hit a home run.
similar words:
shout
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: whoops, whooping, whooped
definition: to give a loud shout or cry.
She whooped with surprise and joy when she saw her new bike.
derivation: whooper (n.)
Homophone Note
The words whoop and hoop (a large ring) sound alike but have different meanings.