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wisp

 
pronunciation:
wIsp
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin bundle of hay, tuft of hair, or small bit of something else.
The baby has only a wisp of hair on her head.Wisps of smoke rose from the chimney.
similar words:
tuft
definition 2: a small trace or hint.
I heard a wisp of fear in her voice.
derivation: wisplike (adj.)
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