[ US /ˈhwup, ˈwup/ ]
VERB
  1. shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table
  2. cough spasmodically
    The patient with emphysema is hacking all day
NOUN
  1. a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
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How To Use whoop In A Sentence

  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • Other numerous species include the yellowbilled diver Gavia adamsii, whooper swan Cygnus cygnus, lesser whitefronted goose Anser erythropus, slatybacked gull Larus Schistisagus, Kamchatka tern Sterna camtschatica, guillemot Uria aalge, thickbilled guillemot Uria lomvia, pigeon guillemot Cepphus columbs, ancient murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus, horned puffin Fratercula Corniculata and tufted puffin Lunda cirrhata. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation
  • The mobs of drunken men are whooping it up upstairs.
  • The crowd whooped and hollered at the unexpected entertainment.
  • He carried the splashy, two-fisted style of great New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair toward modern-jazz dissonance, then back toward propulsive barrelhouse; he sang the lyrics, but only after he had whooped and scat-sung, from baritone to falsetto. Jazzfest: “Thank God I Made It” - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Jan 24 2008 Whoops, Eyak isn't quite an Athabaskan language but rather a coordinate subbranch of the Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit family, according to the Alaska Native Language Center. Archive 2008-01-01
  • After an exchange of letters, I have finally got my appointment for next week - whoopee, I am still alive to attend it, thank God.
  • Last night I went to my first breath therapy session, mostly because the therapist is a close friend - whoops, there I go, now you see what I mean - and I was curious. One year on
  • What comes around goes around and whoops that boomerang is headed right for you. Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off
  • The two of them whooped and hollered some more; their wives sighed at the spectacle and regarded each other with love.
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