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  • adv. In a swishing way; with a swishing sound or motion.


swishing +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Or rather he started to say it, but at that moment the wind rose with insane fury, bringing the rain with it in driving torrents that beat swishingly upon the sand and drove viciously against the windows.

    Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island The Mystery of the Wreck

  • Their upbeat and skirt-swishingly danceable "Hungarian" is taken from Johannes Brahms 'gypsy-like Hungarian Dance No. 5 given the drum machine backbeat, and "Senorita," which incorporates the slow, measured ballet-like "Habanera" melody from Bizet's Carmen.



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