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SWISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swish mean? 

SWISH (noun)
  The noun SWISH has 1 sense:

1. a brushing or rustling sound

  Familiarity information: SWISH used as a noun is very rare.


SWISH (adjective)
  The adjective SWISH has 1 sense:

1. elegant and fashionable

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


SWISH (verb)
  The verb SWISH has 1 sense:

1. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

  Familiarity information: SWISH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWISH (noun)


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Meaning:

A brushing or rustling sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

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

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


SWISH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Elegant and fashionable

Synonyms:

classy; posh; swish

Context examples:

classy clothes / a classy dame / a posh restaurant / a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


SWISH (verb)


Sense 1swish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

swish; swoosh; swosh; lap

Context examples:

The bubbles swoshed around in the glass / The curtain swooshed open

Hypernyms (to "swish" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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