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RUSTLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rustling mean? 

RUSTLING (noun)
  The noun RUSTLING has 2 senses:

1. the stealing of cattle
2. the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

  Familiarity information: RUSTLING used as a noun is rare.


RUSTLING (adjective)
  The adjective RUSTLING has 1 sense:

1. characterized by soft sounds

  Familiarity information: RUSTLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUSTLING (noun)


Sense 1rustling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The stealing of cattle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rustling" is a kind of...):

larceny; stealing; theft; thievery; thieving (the act of taking something from someone unlawfully)


Sense 2rustling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

rustle; whispering; rustling; whisper

Hypernyms ("rustling" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


RUSTLING (adjective)


Sense 1rustling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by soft sounds

Synonyms:

murmurous; rustling; soughing; susurrous

Context examples:

a murmurous brook / a soughing wind in the pines / a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines

Similar:

soft ((of sound) relatively low in volume)


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