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?
You might want whoop
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