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War whoop   /wɔr wup/   Listen
War whoop

noun
1.
A yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle.  Synonyms: battle cry, rallying cry, war cry.






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"War whoop" Quotes from Famous Books



... As Ree spoke, a war whoop sounded clear and strong, instantly followed by a weird, chanting song. In a minute or two this ceased, and then with fiercer war whoops than before, broke out afresh. Quickly the young pioneers floated nearer the scene of these warlike ...
— Far Past the Frontier • James A. Braden

... letters, because this one scraped a fiddle, and that splashed sheets of white paper, more or less, with sepia, and the other was president of a local agricultural society, or was gifted with a bass voice that rendered Se fiato in corpo like a war whoop—Mme. de Bargeton amid these grotesque figures was like a famished actor set down to a stage dinner of pasteboard. No words, therefore, can describe her joy at these tidings. She must see this poet, this angel! She raved about him, went into raptures, ...
— Two Poets - Lost Illusions Part I • Honore de Balzac



Words linked to "War whoop" :   yell, shout, call, war cry, outcry, vociferation, battle cry, cry



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