Whiz vs Wheeze - What's the difference?

whiz | wheeze |


As verbs the difference between whiz and wheeze

is that whiz is to make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air while wheeze is to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

As nouns the difference between whiz and wheeze

is that whiz is a whirring or hissing sound (as above) while wheeze is a piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.

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whiz

English

Alternative forms

* whizz

Verb

  • To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air.
  • To rush or move swiftly with such a sound.
  • To throw or spin rapidly.
  • (vulgar, slang) To urinate.
  • We whizzed in the bushes.

    Noun

    (whizzes)
  • A whirring or hissing sound (as above).
  • (informal) Someone who is remarkably skilled at something.
  • An act of urination; a wiz.
  • I have to take a whiz .
  • (UK, slang, uncountable) amphetamine.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * whiz kid

    wheeze

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
  • An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  • (British, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
  • * 2011 " Road rage; High petrol prices hurt, but will not throttle the economy", The Economist 19 November 2011:
  • The main point of fuel duty, though, is as a fiscal wheeze : it made up 5% of the tax take in 2010.
  • (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
  • The new comedy is a wheeze .
    You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze !

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

  • To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
  • * 2001 , (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 443)
  • If the air smelled even faintly of dog, Lionel coughed, wheezed and sneezed.