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swishes

noun
plural of swish

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out
  • the steady swish of the windshield wipers

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2 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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swishes

verb
present tense third-person singular of swish

Synonyms of swishes (Entry 2 of 2)

1 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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2 to move from side to side or up and down with quick jerky motions
  • the horse's tail swishes after every jump

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“Swishes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swishes. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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