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interj. (alternative spelling of whisht English) n. A sibilant sound, especially that of rapid movement through the air. vb. (context intransitive English) To make such a sound.

  1. v. make a sibilant sound

  2. move with a whishing sound; "The car whished past her"


Whish is a surname, and may refer to:

  • C. M. Whish (1794–1833), English civil servant of the East India Company and author of the first western paper on the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics
    • J. L. Whish, his brother and also an English civil servant of the East India Company
  • David Whish-Wilson (born 1966), Australian author
  • Claudius Buchanan Whish (1827-1890), Australian sugar-planter
  • Peter Whish-Wilson (born 1968), Australian politician

Usage examples of "whish".

He turned on his heel, held the cartridge case with the open end up, pressed the hole like the mouthpiece of a flute against his protruding, slavering lower lip, and projected a new note, now shrill, now muffled as though by the fog, into the mounting whish of the rain.

The following fly goes wrong: the hitter is out of position, the ball leaves the field and comes down with a whish and a tearing of foliage into the woods bordering the playground.

Through this atmospheric mixture she whished it, endowing it with resiliency, with hunger and thirst for bursting skin, for the whistling wind, for all the rustling curtains that a whishing cane can impersonate.

Now I will say that he whished me horrible on the back so that it stung like bezoomny, but that pain told me to dig in skorry once and for all and be done with old Dim.

The Gakkos followed the ants: Hite, Gashpari, Leopold, and Bidandengero whished silently over moss and through ferns in a southerly direction.

But, then, she found a great deal to giggle about, whishing her brandy glass.

The sound was only the weird, whishing, slightly whistling noise of all their arrows loosed at once, the thousands of them making all together a sort of fluttering roar, like a wind soughing along the valley.

And that rustling sound: was it the woods, was it Gutenberg with his rustling beard, whishing between beech trunks, whishing through bushes?

Sunday walk the way we used to do, with your silk parasol and your long dress whishing along, and sit on those wire-legged chairs at the soda parlour and smell the drug store the way they used to smell?

Looking out of the window before getting into bed, the painter heard the whishing of the rain that he had disregarded while writing.

For example, by Maaria Corti, an Italian researcher who agrees that the Shoroud image is a self-portrait of Leonardo, but prefers to ascribe his motives to his whish to identify with the sufferings of Jesus.

The crashing music of surf at Bondi Beach, the humming roar of turbine cars as they streaked down the Sahara Highway, the whish and whir of skis on an Alpine slope and then the yammer of pulse-jet skimmers on blue Pacific water.

The scar is quite small, but every time I hear that whish of a knife through air I think it might happen again, and I kind of like that.

Ingersol endeavoured to hold her,) sometimes makeing as if she would fly, stretching up her arms as high as she could, and crying “Whish, Whish, Whish!

The rain whished softly on the roof now, so softly that they could hear Uncle John's tired sniffling from the dark.