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as in whistle
a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out the steady swish of the windshield wipers

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as in flick
a quick jerky movement from side to side or up and down the mare brushed away the flies with a sweeping swish of her tail

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swish

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verb

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as in to hiss
to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\ with their satin costumes swishing, the little ballerinas chasséd onto the stage

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swish

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“Swish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swish. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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