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v. rus·tled, rus·tling, rus·tles
1. To move with soft fluttering or crackling sounds: The leaves rustled in the breeze.
2. To move or act energetically or while making such sounds: Mice rustled across the floor.
3. To steal livestock, especially cattle.
1. To cause to rustle: rustled the newspaper.
2. To obtain or produce by energetic effort: rustled up some food in the kitchen.
3. To steal (livestock, especially cattle).
[Middle English rustlen, perhaps of imitative origin.]
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- soughing - A soft rustling or murmuring sound—like the deep sigh of a sleeping baby.
- frou-frou - From French for "a rustling."
- murmur - Comes from the Latin word for "rustling," and can mean "complain, grumble about."
- psithurism - The sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves.
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|Noun||1.||rustling - the stealing of cattle|
|2.||rustling - a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|Adj.||1.||rustling - characterized by soft sounds; "a murmurous brook"; "a soughing wind in the pines"; "a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren|
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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