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rustle

rus·tle

rustle

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh sl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rustled, rustles, rustling
definition 1: to make soft crackling sounds, as of dry surfaces rubbing gently against each other.
definition 2: to move around energetically.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause (something) to make a soft, crackling sound.
He rustled his papers to attract the teacher's attention.
definition 2: (informal) to steal (cattle).
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part of speech: noun
definition: a soft crackling sound, as of dry surfaces rubbing against each other.
the rustle of fallen leaves
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derivation: rustlingly (adv.)