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whish

verb \ ˈhwish , ˈwish \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of whish

whished; whishing; whishes
: to urge on or cause to move with a whish
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

Examples of whish in a Sentence

  1. seemingly out of nowhere, a baseball whished past my head

  2. the match whished as it burst into flame

Origin and Etymology of whish

imitative

whish Synonyms

Synonyms

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


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whish

noun

Definition of whish

: a rushing sound : swish

Examples of whish in a Sentence

  1. the whish of tires on wet pavement

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First Known Use of whish

circa 1802

in the meaning defined above

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whish Synonyms

Synonyms

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



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