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as in whistle
a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out the whish of tires on wet pavement

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verb

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as in to hum
to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound seemingly out of nowhere, a baseball whished past my head

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as in to hiss
to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\ the match whished as it burst into flame

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“Whish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whish. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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