How Do You Spell NOOSE?

Pronunciation: [nˈuːs] (IPA)

The word "noose" is spelled with a double "o" and a single "s". Its IPA phonetic transcription is /nuːs/. The long "u" sound in "nu" is spelled with two "o"s which is pronounced as "oo". The "s" at the end is pronounced as a voiceless consonant. This word is commonly used to refer to a looped rope that is used for hanging. It is important to spell this word correctly to avoid any misunderstandings or confusion.

NOOSE Meaning and Definition

  1. A noose is a loop of rope or cord that is typically used for the purpose of tightening around a person's neck, with the intention of strangling or causing death by hanging. Traditionally, it consists of a simple slip knot, but variations may include additional loops or knots to secure its hold. The design of a noose allows it to be easily tightened when pressure is exerted on it, creating a fatal grip around the neck.

    Historically, nooses have been employed as a method of execution, particularly in instances of capital punishment. The noose gained significance during hangings, where it would be placed around the neck of the condemned individual before being attached to a gallows or other elevated structures. Metaphorically, the term "noose" is often used to symbolize the threat of imminent danger or the feeling of being trapped in a precarious situation, invoking a sense of fear or impending doom.

    While the noose has a dark and troubling history associated with violence and death, it is also used in a variety of non-lethal applications. For example, in rock climbing or mountaineering, a noose may be used as part of a knot to secure ropes and form reliable connections. Furthermore, in certain forms of macrame or decorative arts, a noose-like knot may be employed to create intricate patterns or securely join cords.

  2. • A running-knot binding closer the more it is drawn.
    • To catch or tie in a noose; to ensnare.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Common Misspellings for NOOSE

Etymology of NOOSE

The word "noose" is derived from the Old English word "hnōs", which traces back to the Proto-Germanic word "hnōhsą". It is believed to have originated from the Proto-Indo-European root "*kneh₂-", meaning "to bend" or "to twist". The development of the word "noose" can be seen through various historical forms such as Middle English "nōs", ultimately leading to the current modern English term.

Idioms with the word NOOSE

  • the noose The idiom "the noose" typically refers to a situation or circumstance that creates a feeling of impending doom, inevitable consequences, or imminent danger. It often implies that one's actions or decisions have led to a situation where there is very little escape or opportunity for a positive outcome. The idiom is derived from the literal meaning of a noose, which is a looped knot usually used for hanging, symbolizing a tight and inescapable bind.
  • put (one's) head in a noose The idiom "put (one's) head in a noose" means to willingly or knowingly put oneself in a dangerous or risky situation, often resulting in negative consequences or trouble. It implies taking unnecessary risks or behaving in a way that will likely lead to harm or trouble.
  • the noose is hanging The idiom "the noose is hanging" typically refers to a situation where consequences or punishment are imminent. It suggests that someone is in a precarious position from which escape or avoidance is unlikely.
  • put your head in a noose The idiom "put your head in a noose" means to do something that is risky or dangerous, or to put oneself in a situation where negative consequences are likely to occur. It implies making a choice that could have serious consequences.

Similar spelling words for NOOSE

Plural form of NOOSE is NOOSES

Conjugate verb Noose


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you noose
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to noose


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I have noosed
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