- 1The sound produced by a sudden rush of air or liquid: the swoosh of surfMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2An emblem or design representing a flash or stripe of colour: white running shoes with the Nike swooshMore example sentences
- In the last twenty years we've gone from logos with horizontal stripes (a la IBM) to swooshes to geometric shapes (Target).
- Confusingly, logos and some design signatures - such as the three stripes on Adidas track suits or the Nike swoosh - are protected from copying under trademark statutes.
- The distinctive swoosh logo came in 1971, a student-made design.
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top
- Move with a rushing sound: cars swooshed by on the street belowMore example sentences
- Cars are swooshing by every so often and I find myself almost transfixed watching them.
- The sound of it sounds like something sizzling in a pan but with cars swooshing by.
- Trucks and cars swoosh past us occasionally, otherwise we are cocooned in the subliminal hum of the forest.
mid 19th century: imitative.
More definitions of swooshDefinition of swoosh in:
- The US English dictionary