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  • v. Present participle of swish.
  • n. The sound of fabric or fur moving in the air.
  • n. The movement that produces such a sound.
  • n. A switching; a beating with twigs.


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  • She said she heard a thump, then what someone described as a swishing sound, and a man near the back of the bus went to investigate.

    The Seattle Times

  • Good news for those who said you prefer girls with swords in a recent poll - looks like more n more Japanese ladies are taking up the sport of samurai sword swishing ... - Your portal to Japan

  • Something romantic, nostalgic, bracing and, for the novice, ankle-wobbling, about the idea of swishing across frozen water.

  • Tinnitus is defined as a swishing, ringing, or another kind of noise that seems to come from the head or ear.

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  • Totally off topic, "swishing" is one of my fav english words.

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  • I heard another sound behind me, coming from the hallway or the entrance to the dining room, a kind of swishing and crackling, like a large plastic sack being slowly dragged across floorboards.


  • Both Hannah and Adele had heard footsteps accompanied by a "swishing" or "whooshing" sound.


  • It was an odd sound, a kind of swishing, then a plop.

    War of the Twins

  • Bill be brought in to enable public school-boys to secure, without payment of any additional fee beyond that included for "swishing" in the Bill sent home to the parents, the specimen of the legal instrument with which their education may have been most helpfully assisted?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, February 27, 1892

  • Her pore 'art beat somethink crooil, and there was a horrible kind of swishing in her years, but to give up, and chuck away the can, and scuttle back to cover, with Them Two stepping along in front as cool -- and more than halfway over, was what Emigration Jane could not demean herself to do.

    The Dop Doctor


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