Part of speech: verb

To dash noisily, as water; splash.

Part of speech: noun

The splash of a liquid.

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Usage examples "swash":

  1. Fur off, fur off, we hear the melodious swash of its waves on its green banks- we see fur off the gleam of its white, glory- lit mountain- tops. - "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.
  2. Some were silently gazing at the changing scenes along the banks, others were playing cards or conversing in the midst of the scraping of shovels, the roar of the engine, the hiss of escaping steam, the swash of disturbed waters, and the shrieks of the whistle. - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'", Jose Rizal.
  3. A whippoorwill gave an occasional cry away off in the woods, and once I heard the chugging of a small steamboat puffing its way up the river, and then a little later the swish swash on the shore of the waves made by the stern wheel. - "A House Party with the Tucker Twins", Nell Speed.