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wisp

wisp

 
pronunciation:
wIsp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin bundle, bunch, tuft, streak, or the like, as of straw, hair, or smoke.
similar words:
tuft
definition 2: a thin or delicate person.
a tiny wisp of a child
definition 3: a faint or fleeting trace or hint.
a wisp of anxiety
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: wisped, wisping, wisps
definition: to twist (something) into, or form, a wisp or wisps.
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derivation: wisplike (adj.)
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