Part of speech: noun

A small bunch, as of hay.

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Usage examples "wisp":

  1. She flitted like a will- o'- the- wisp before him. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.
  2. Now and then there was a wisp of breeze from the lake, but not often.... - "Half Portions", Edna Ferber.
  3. And in the silence of the midnight, that they might see their way, suddenly candles appeared, burning, and clinging to the lances of all the knights,- not very bright, however; but like those which the folk call candelae nympharum,- wills of the wisp. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.