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swish

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verb \ˈswish\

Simple Definition of swish

  • : to move with or cause (something) to move with a soft sweeping or brushing sound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move, pass, swing, or whirl with the sound of a swish

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to move, cut, or strike with a swish <the horse swished its tail>

  5. 2 :  to make (a basketball shot) so that the ball falls through the rim without touching it <swished a 3-point jumper>

swisher

noun

swishingly

play \ˈswi-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of swish in a sentence

  1. He watched as the windshield wipers swished back and forth.

  2. The horse's tail swished back and forth.

  3. The horse swished its tail back and forth.



Origin and Etymology of swish

imitative


First Known Use: 1756


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swish

noun

Definition of swish

  1. 1a :  a prolonged hissing sound (as of a whip cutting the air)b :  a light sweeping or brushing sound

  2. 2 :  a swishing movement

  3. 3 usually disparaging :  an effeminate homosexual



Examples of swish in a sentence

  1. <the steady swish of the windshield wipers>

  2. <the mare brushed away the flies with a sweeping swish of her tail>



1820

First Known Use of swish

1820


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swish

adjective

Simple Definition of swish

  • : fashionable and expensive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swish

Examples of swish in a sentence

  1. <a trendy boutique filled with swish accessories for the urban fashionista>



Origin and Etymology of swish

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1766


SWISH Defined for Kids

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swish

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verb \ˈswish\

Definition of swish for Students

swished

swishing

  1. :  to make, move, or strike with a soft sweeping or brushing sound <The horse swished its tail.>




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swish

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noun

Definition of swish for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft sweeping or brushing sound

  2. 2 :  a movement that produces a sweeping or brushing sound





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