swash


1swash

verb \ˈswäsh, ˈswsh\

Definition of SWASH

intransitive verb
2
:  to make violent noisy movements
3
:  to move with a splashing sound
transitive verb
:  to cause to splash

Examples of SWASH

  1. <waves gently swashing against the shore>
  2. <every bump in the road swashed a little more of my soda on the car's upholstery>

Origin of SWASH

probably imitative
First Known Use: 1556

Related to SWASH

2swash

noun

Definition of SWASH

1
:  swagger
2
:  a narrow channel of water lying within a sandbank or between a sandbank and the shore
3
:  a dashing of water against or on something; especially :  the rush of water up a beach from a breaking wave

First Known Use of SWASH

1593

3swash

noun

Definition of SWASH

:  an extended flourish on a printed character

Origin of SWASH

obsolete English swash slanting
First Known Use: 1683

4swash

adjective

Definition of SWASH

:  having one or more swashes <swash capitals>

First Known Use of SWASH

1683

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