swash

verb
\ ˈswäsh How to pronounce swash (audio) , ˈswȯsh \
swashed; swashing; swashes

Definition of swash

 (Entry 1 of 4)

intransitive verb

2 : to make violent noisy movements
3 : to move with a splashing sound

transitive verb

: to cause to splash

swash

noun (1)

Definition of swash (Entry 2 of 4)

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

swash

noun (2)

Definition of swash (Entry 3 of 4)

: an extended flourish on a printed character

swash

adjective

Definition of swash (Entry 4 of 4)

: having one or more swashes swash capitals

Synonyms for swash

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of swash in a Sentence

Verb waves gently swashing against the shore every bump in the road swashed a little more of my soda on the car's upholstery

First Known Use of swash

Verb

1556, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1683, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1683, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swash

Verb

probably imitative

Noun (2)

obsolete English swash slanting

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“Swash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swash. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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