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1. whooper

noun. common Old World swan noted for its whooping call.

Synonyms

  • whooper swan
  • genus Cygnus
  • Cygnus cygnus
  • swan

Antonyms

  • disclaim

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • whoop (English)
  • whopen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. whooper

noun. rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call.

Synonyms

  • genus Grus
  • crane
  • whooping crane
  • Grus americana

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • whoop (English)
  • whopen (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word whooper


1. Adjective
A flock of whooper swans were recorded by radar flying at 29,000 feet coming into land in Northern Ireland.

2. Adjective, comparative
Since whooper swans migrate between China and other countries in southeast Asia, some photographer may actually capture an image of that someday, if one hasn't already.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The common crane (Grus grus) has roughly the same habitat and almost the same connotation of gracefulness as the whooper swan.

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