1 move with a sibilant sound; "He whooshed the doors open"
2 move with a whooshing sound [syn: hiss]
3 gush or squirt out; "Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well"
Moby Thesaurusassibilate, assibilation, buzz, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, frication, frictional rustling, hiss, hissing, hush, hushing, lisp, rhonchus, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, sternutation, stertor, swish, wheeze, whish, whisper, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, zip
- Rhymes: -ʊʃ
- A breathy sound like that of an object passing at high speed.
- "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." —Douglas Adams