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Definition of "swish" [swish]

  • To move with a hissing or whistling sound, as a whip. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rustle, as silk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to make a swishing sound. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike or cut with a swishing sound. (verb-transitive)
  • To whip with a rod. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swish" in a sentence
  • "He saw nothing; but heard lively breathing, and a _swish, swish, swish_; next, a weak, mewlike cry."
  • "He heard the repeated and rapid _swish, swish, swish_, of wavelets driven against the float, which rose and fell gently beneath his feet."
  • "Jackson opened the third quarter with a swish from the top of the key to tie the game."