To swish is to make something rush or hiss as it moves, or to move this way yourself. A bike might swish past you on a wet sidewalk, and you might swish your long dress as you continue walking.

A swish is the sound that's made when a person or thing swishes — the swish of a dish brush on a dirty pan in the sink, or the swish of water against a dock. A kite swishes through the air and so does a fencing epee or a fly swatter. In basketball, you swish when you make a clean basket, without the ball hitting the rim or the backboard. Swish is an example of onomatopoeia — when a word that sounds like its meaning.

Definitions of swish

v move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

lap, swoosh, swosh
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

n a brushing or rustling sound

Type of:
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

adj elegant and fashionable

“"a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child”
classy, posh
fashionable, stylish
having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress

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