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whish

[ hwish, wish ]
/ ʰwɪʃ, wɪʃ /
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verb (used with or without object)

to make, or move with, a whiz or swish.

noun

a whishing sound.

RELATED WORDS

whoosh, whirl, rush, whisk, zip, scurry, dash, scoot, jog, hasten, hustle, tap, patter, hum, crinkle, crackle, murmur, sigh, crepitate, stir

Nearby words

whirlwind, whirly, whirlybird, whirr, whirry, whish, whisht, whisk, whisk broom, whisker, whiskered

Origin of whish

First recorded in 1510–20; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for whish

whish

/ (wɪʃ) /

noun, verb

a less common word for swish
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