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whooper

Line breaks: whoop¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhuːpə
 
, ˈw-/
(also whooper swan)

Definition of whooper in English:

noun

A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a loud trumpeting call, breeding in northern Eurasia and Greenland.
  • Cygnus cygnus, family Anatidae
Example sentences
  • Today, fewer than 200 whoopers survive in the wild, most migrating with sandhill cranes between Canada and Texas.
  • Fewer than a dozen of those whoopers continue to migrate with their adoptive parents, but none of them has yet produced offspring.
  • One whooper and five Bewick's swans have been fitted with transmitters which will enable them to be visibly tracked by satellite and followed online.

Words that rhyme with whooper

blooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, grouper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, trouper

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