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Meaning of RUSTLE

Pronunciation:  'rusul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
  2. [v]  make a dry crackling sound, as of silk or leaves
  3. [v]  take illegally, as of cattle

RUSTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: lift, rustling, whisper, whispering
 See Also: go, noise, sound, steal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 leaves.
             He is coming; I hear his straw rustle. --Shak.
             Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk. --Shak.
    2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to
       bustle about. [Slang, Western U.S.]
  2. \Rus"tle\, v. t.
    To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves.
  3. \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.
          When the noise of a torrent, the rustle of a wood, the
          song of birds, or the play of lambs, had power to fill
          the attention, and suspend all perception of the course
          of time.                                 --Idler.