whish

verb
\ ˈhwish How to pronounce whish (audio) , ˈwish\
whished; whishing; whishes

Definition of whish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to urge on or cause to move with a whish

intransitive verb

1 : to make a sibilant sound
2 : to move with a whish especially at high speed an elevator … whishes down to the lower level— Natalie Cooper

whish

noun

Definition of whish (Entry 2 of 2)

: a rushing sound : swish

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Synonyms for whish

Synonyms: Verb

bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), zip, zoom

Synonyms: Noun

fizz, hiss, sizzle, swish, whiz (or whizz)

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Examples of whish in a Sentence

Verb

seemingly out of nowhere, a baseball whished past my head the match whished as it burst into flame

Noun

the whish of tires on wet pavement
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First Known Use of whish

Verb

1518, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whish

Verb

imitative

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The first known use of whish was in 1518

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