Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move with the whirring or whizzing sound of rapid motion.
- Silent: same as hush, whisht, whist.
- interj. alternative spelling of whisht.
- n. A sibilant sound, especially that of rapid movement through the air.
- v. intransitive To make such a sound.
- v. move with a whishing sound
- v. make a sibilant sound
“Deh Zingermans Deli whish is shortly fer “deelishus”, aifinkso maeks dis kind ub bred and it is nummy beeyond bee-leaf.”
“The video reminds me of late night advertorials, whish is disgusting since the promoters are not some schmoes off the street.”
“How can you even say they would not roll it out on Verizon’s 3G network whish is faster than ATT’s will EVER BE!!!”
“whish" -- with the sound that a flail makes when wielded by an experienced thresher -- Dr Hellyer came down, right across my fingers, with a tingling blow from a broad flat ruler, which he must have kept concealed behind his back, as I had not seen it before.”
“Had it not been for an occasional twinkle from the far-off window of some riparian villa, and the "whish" of a startled swan as it swerved aside to allow the boat to sweep by, we might easily have imagined ourselves traversing the bosom of one of those vast, solitary rivers of the wilderness across the sea.”
“It descended into the sea with the same sort of "whish" which the stick of a signal rocket makes when, the propelling power that had enabled it previously to soar up so majestically into the air above being ultimately exhausted, it is forced to return by its own gravity to its proper level below, unable to sustain itself unaided by exterior help at the unaccustomed height to which it was temporarily exalted.”
“They were nearing the cottage with the open door, but the loud voice he had heard in passing was silent now, and the stillness was oppressive -- the beating of his own heart and the soft whispering "whish" of the feet on the loose sand being all that was audible to his ears.”
“A dark shadow passed under their eyes -- in their ears was a rushing sound like the "whish" of a falling body -- and at the same instant a large bird darted down between them!”
“Chagrined at the occurrence, and mortified that it had been caused by our imprudence, we were turning to leave the hill, when the "whish" of a rocket attracted our attention.”
“I am not speaking about Muslims or Islam, but about al Qaeda, whish, as far as I've heard, has not asked forgiveness for murdering innocent men, women and children in the fields of Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon and at Ground Zero in New York.”
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