Definition of swoosh in English:

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Pronunciation: /swo͝oSH/


The sound produced by a sudden rush of air or liquid: the swoosh of surf
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  • The murmured swoosh of cars rushing down nearby streets, the hum of planes overhead, the shouts resonating from the bar next door; the city's strange, eternal lullaby.
  • With that, they caught the swoosh of a sliding door and the clunk and clatter of someone stumbling about the dressing room - on the other side of the wall.
  • Wind sounds exactly as it should, and the swoosh of the sail as it catches air and takes the boat for a ride rings just about perfect.


[no object]
Move with a swoosh: swooshing down beautiful ski slopes
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  • The dress swooshed when I moved and it would look beautiful when I curled my hair.
  • Once she was past an arm's length away, the door swooshed closed.
  • The door swooshed shut behind them, but they left the lights on.


Mid 19th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with swoosh

barouche, cartouche, douche, farouche, louche, ruche, sloosh, tarboosh

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Syllabification: swoosh

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