HyperDic: swoop

English > 6 senses of the word swoop:
VERBmotionswoop, pouncemove down on as if in an attack
motionswoopmove with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
contactswoop, swoop upseize or catch with a swooping motion
NOUNcommunicationswoop, slide(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
actswoopa very rapid raid
actswoopa swift descent through the air
swoop > pronunciation
Soundsswuw'p
Rhymescoop ... whoop: 27 rhymes with uwp...
English > swoop: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale.
Example"the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
Synonymslide
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
BroaderglissandoA rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
Verbsswoopmove with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
English > swoop: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA very rapid raid.
Broaderforay, raid, maraudA sudden short attack
Spanishembestida
Catalanenvestida
Verbsswoopseize or catch with a swooping motion
English > swoop: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA swift descent through the air.
BroaderdescentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
Catalandescens
Verbsswoopmove down on as if in an attack
English > swoop: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove down on as if in an attack.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The raptor swooped down on its prey"
  • "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
Synonympounce
Narrowerstoopdescend swiftly, as if on prey
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishabalanzarse
Nounsswoopa swift descent through the air
English > swoop: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with a sweep, or in a swooping arc.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishlanzarse en picado
Nounsswoop(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
English > swoop: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningseize or catch with a swooping motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswoop up
Broadersnatch, snatch up, snapTo grasp hastily or eagerly
Nounsswoopa very rapid raid

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