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.

Nearby words

  1. whirlwind,
  2. whirly,
  3. whirlybird,
  4. whirr,
  5. whirry,
  6. whisht,
  7. whisk,
  8. whisk broom,
  9. whisker,
  10. whiskered

Origin of whish

First recorded in 1510–20; imitative

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Examples from the Web for whishing

  • The earthward swoop of the upper boughs would hasten till the air was full of a whistling, whishing sound.

    Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Then they went away, and in a little while we heard them "whishing" up the sheep.

    The Birthright|Joseph Hocking


British Dictionary definitions for whishing

whish

/ (wɪʃ) /

noun, verb

a less common word for swish
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