verb \ˈhwish, ˈwish\

Definition of WHISH

transitive verb
:  to urge on or cause to move with a whish
intransitive verb
:  to make a sibilant sound
:  to move with a whish especially at high speed <an elevator…whishes down to the lower level — Natalie Cooper>

Examples of WHISH

  1. <seemingly out of nowhere, a baseball whished past my head>
  2. <the match whished as it burst into flame>

Origin of WHISH

First Known Use: 1518

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Rhymes with WHISH



Definition of WHISH

:  a rushing sound :  swish

Examples of WHISH

  1. <the whish of tires on wet pavement>

First Known Use of WHISH

circa 1802

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