What does the word swish mean?

Usage examples for swish

  1. The reporter's acute ear caught a gliding in his direction, a slight swish of twigs; then all at once a shadow grew by his side and he felt the cold of a revolver barrel on his temple. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  2. They flew over my head in hundreds with a mighty swish of wings, and when they had arranged themselves comfortably, an intense hush fell upon the garden, and the house began to look like a Christmas card, with its white roof against the clear, pale green of the western sky, and lamplight shining in the windows. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
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