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swoosh

[ swoosh ]
/ swʊʃ /
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verb (used without object)

to move with or make a rustling, swirling, or brushing sound.
to pour out swiftly.

verb (used with object)

to cause to make or move with a rustling, swirling, or brushing sound.

noun

a swirling or rustling sound or movement.

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Origin of swoosh

First recorded in 1865–70; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for swoosh

swoosh
/ (swʊʃ) /

verb

to make or cause to make a rustling or swirling sound, esp when moving or pouring out

noun

a swirling or rustling sound or movement

Word Origin for swoosh

C20: of imitative origin (probably influenced by swish and swoop)
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