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I'm looking for a verb which refers to the sound that people make when they are excited. The typical "wooh."

At first I thought it was called wooing/wooed. But then I checked the Free Dictionary:

woo (w) v. wooed, woo·ing, woos v.tr. 1. To seek the affection of with intent to romance. 2. a. To seek to achieve; try to gain. b. To tempt or invite. 3. To entreat, solicit, or importune. v.intr. To court a woman

And realized it was not.

What's the correct word?

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You might want whoop

whoop /wuːp/
noun
1 a loud cry of joy or excitement:
a moment’s silence was followed by whoops of delight

verb [no object]
give or make a whoop:
all at once they were whooping with laughter

[ODO]

  • Or, more generally, "cheer", in the sense of "to shout with joy, approval, or enthusiasm", but this does not describe the "wooh" sound so much. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheer – nxx Sep 24 '13 at 12:17

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