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swish

swish

 
 
pronunciation:
swIsh
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swished, swishes, swishing
definition: to move rapidly, making a whistling or rustling sound.
Her silk dress swished as she walked.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to move with a swishing sound.
He swished the broom across the walk.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rapid motion that makes a whistling or rustling sound, or the sound itself.
definition 2: (derogatory slang) an effeminate homosexual.
similar words:
queen
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derivations: swishy (adj.), swishingly (adv.)
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