What is another word for gulps?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈʌlps] (IPA)

Gulps are a common term that refer to heavy swallowing or consuming liquids in large quantities. Some synonyms of gulps include chugs, swigs, slurps, quaffs, and swallows. Chugging refers to consuming a beverage quickly and in one go. Swigging means to drink a large amount of a liquid in a short time. Slurping describes the sound made during drinking, and quaffing is an old-fashioned term meaning to drink heartily. Swallowing is a broader term that generally describes ingesting something wholly, which can also include solids. Regardless of what term you prefer to use, gulping down a beverage can be quite satisfying, and the synonyms allow for some variety in language.

What are the hypernyms for Gulps?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Gulps

It was eerie, indeed, to lie in the flimsy tent listening to the growls and gulps of the great brutes within less than ten yards of where we lay.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
He opened and shut his mouth as if taking gulps of air.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Then he swallowed his disturbed dinner down again in big gulps, and with a last scramble disappeared into his cool den.
"A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories"
William Long

Famous quotes with Gulps

  • Around her gulps of water, she repeated her prayer, until the monotony and futility silenced her.
    Greg Bear

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