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ˈhu pɪŋ, ˈhʊp ɪŋwhoop·ing cough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whooping cough, pertussisnoun

    a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane


  1. whooping coughnoun

    A contagious disease of the respiratory system that usually affects children; caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. In the advanced stage it is characterised by spasms of coughing followed by a whooping sound during the intake of breath.

    Etymology: whoop (sound) + -ing + cough; from the characteristic sounding cough that is a major symptom

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Whooping Cough

    A respiratory infection caused by BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS and characterized by paroxysmal coughing ending in a prolonged crowing intake of breath.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whooping cough in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whooping cough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of whooping cough in a Sentence

  1. Brandi Newsome:

    This cough is usually worse than just a mere nuisance, it’s very dry, hacky, and in fits. It kind of reminds you of whooping cough.

  2. Nuria Martinez-Alier:

    We are seeing a reduced vaccine uptake, for example with measles; reduced population immunity, for example with whooping cough; increased poverty and more people on the poverty line.

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