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rus·tle

rustle

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh sl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: rustles, rustling, rustled
definition 1: to make soft, hissing sounds like things rubbing together.
Her skirt rustled when she walked.
definition 2: to cause to make a soft, hissing sound.
Wind rustled the dry leaves.
definition 3: to steal livestock.
Movies about the Old West often show people rustling cattle.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soft hissing sound.
I heard a rustle of voices in the next room.
derivation: rustlingly (adv.)