[ wahf-cher, waf- ]

  1. the act of wafting.

  2. something wafted: waftures of incense.

Origin of wafture

First recorded in 1595–1605; waft + -ure

Words Nearby wafture

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How to use wafture in a sentence

  • And with lofty wafture of the hand he took himself from the room.

  • And anon he sniffed with his nostrils for a scent of violets, for a wafture from the grave, which came not.

    The Late Tenant | Louis Tracy
  • I had only a glimpse of him, but several times felt the cool wafture of his silent wings.

    Lilith | George MacDonald
  • Elusive notes in wandering wafture borneFrom undiscoverable lips, that blowAn immaterial horn.

    Platform Monologues | T. G. Tucker
  • But Kenric only shook his head, with a grave smile and a quiet wafture of the hand, as if putting aside the undeserved sympathy.

    Wager of Battle | Henry William Herbert

British Dictionary definitions for wafture


/ (ˈwɑːftʃə, ˈwɒf-) /

  1. the act of wafting or waving

  2. anything that is wafted

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