verb (used without object), rus·tled, rus·tling.
verb (used with object), rus·tled, rus·tling.
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Origin of rustle
OTHER WORDS FROM rustlerus·tling·ly, adverbun·rus·tling, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rustle
After some rustling and a long delay, an awkward Cecilia finally appeared.
Just then there was a rustling under the table and Jackson lifted the tablecloth.
Just then there was a rustling under the table and Jackson lifted the tablecloth and peered underneath.
Then came the rustling noise again—this time much nearer the trunk of the tree.Washer the Raccoon |George Ethelbert Walsh
The February wind was lifting and rustling and shaking rudely the withered corn-stalks, with their dried leaves.The Only Woman in the Town|Sarah J. Prichard
They paused by Little and watched the moon rise, to make silver of the slate roof of Dodd and blue the rustling trees.This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald
The rustling in the brush ahead, now and then, told us how he went.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
The sunny morning outside seemed strange, with silver-green shadows between waving tamarisks and rustling sycamore-leaves.The Tour|Louis Couperus