- (of wind) to blow fiercely.
Origin of wuther
Examples from the Web for wuthering
Virginia Woolf loved Wuthering Heights and considered Emily Brontë superior to her sister Charlotte.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Little sister Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights was not as instantly beloved.
Critics rediscovered Wuthering Heights, praising its complicated, nonlinear structure.
He hated Merle Oberon when he worked with her in Wuthering Heights.Carrie Fisher's Crowning Moment
October 25, 2009
So much share in 'Wuthering Heights' Branwell certainly had.
Here ended Branwell's share in producing 'Wuthering Heights.'
The story of 'Wuthering Heights,' is the story of Heathcliff.
We recognise Charlotte's sister; but not the author of 'Wuthering Heights.'
We read and reread Wuthering Heights because it is like no other book in the world.Why we should read
S. P. B. Mais
- (of a wind) blowing strongly with a roaring sound
- (of a place) characterized by such a sound
Word Origin and History for wuthering
Northern England dialectal variant of Scottish and dialectal whithering "rushing, whizzing, blustering," from a verb whither (late 14c.) which was used in reference to gusts of wind and coughing fits, from Old Norse *hviðra (cf. Norwegian kvidra "to go quickly to and fro," related to Old English hwiþa "air, breeze").
Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling. 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed, in stormy weather. [Emily Brontë, "Wuthering Heights," 1847]