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Definition 1: a brushing or rustling sound - [noun denoting event]

(swish is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where swish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for swish in the sense of this definition

(swish is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 3: elegant and fashionable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where swish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for swish in the sense of this definition

(swish is similar to ...) having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress

"a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey" "the stylish resort of Gstadd"

(swish is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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