Rustle
Rustle \Rus"tle\, v. t. To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rustle — Rus tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rustled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rustling}.] [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.] 1. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rustle — may refer to: *Cattle rustling *Rustle noise * Frühlingsrauschen or Rustle of Spring …   Wikipedia

  • Rustle — Rus tle, n. A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling. [1913 Webster] When the noise of a torrent, the rustle of a wood, the song of birds, or the play of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rustle — [n] whisper, swish crackle, crepitation, crinkling, friction, noise, patter, ripple, rustling, sound, stir; concept 595 rustle [v] swish, whisper crackle, crepitate, crinkle, hum, murmur, patter, sigh, stir, tap, whir, whish, whoosh; concept 65 …   New thesaurus

  • rustle — ► VERB 1) make a soft crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper. 2) move with such a sound. 3) round up and steal (cattle, horses, or sheep). 4) (rustle up) informal produce (food or a drink) quickly. 5) N. Amer.… …   English terms dictionary

  • rustle — rustle1 [rus′əl] vi., vt. rustled, rustling [ME rustelen, freq. formation < ME rouslen, akin to earlier Fl ruysselen < WGmc echoic base] to make or cause to make an irregular succession of soft sounds, as of leaves being moved by a gentle… …   English World dictionary

  • rustle — rus|tle1 [ˈrʌsəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound;] [Sense: 2; Origin: probably influenced in meaning by hustle] 1.) [I and T] if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rustle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, gentle, slight, soft VERB + RUSTLE ▪ hear PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • rustle — rustlingly, adv. /rus euhl/, v., rustled, rustling, n. v.i. 1. to make a succession of slight, soft sounds, as of parts rubbing gently one on another, as leaves, silks, or papers. 2. to cause such sounds by moving or stirring something. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • rustle — {{11}}rustle (n.) 1759, from RUSTLE (Cf. rustle) (v.). {{12}}rustle (v.) to emit soft, rapid sounds, late 14c. (implied in rustling), of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative (Cf. M.L.G. ruschen, M.Du. ruusscen, Ger. rauschen to rustle ). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

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