AskDefine | Define whizzing

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whiz \Whiz\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n. Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.] [1913 Webster] It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

whiz

Noun

1 someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whizz, wizard, wiz]
2 a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air; "he heard the whiz of bullets near his head" v : make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" [syn: whizz, whirr, whir, birr, purr] [also: whizzing, whizzes, whizzed]
whizzing See whiz

English

  1. present participle of whiz
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