Definition of whiffle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪf(ə)l/


[no object]
1Make a soft sound, like that of breathing or a gentle wind: he snored, and as he breathed out he whiffled through loose lips
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  • I was leading the group, hacking through the undergrowth with my trusty knife when all of a sudden we heard a sound, barely perceptible, like a whiffling in the undergrowth.
1.1Move or cause to move lightly as if blown by a puff of air: [no object]: the geese came whiffling down on to the grass


1A slight movement of air, or the sound of such a movement.
2 (also whiffle cut) US informal A very short haircut worn by US soldiers in the Second World War.


Mid 16th century: frequentative (verb), diminutive (noun) of whiff1.

Words that rhyme with whiffle

piffle, riffle, skiffle, sniffle

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