rustling

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rus·tle

 (rŭs′əl)
v. rus·tled, rus·tling, rus·tles
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.]

rus′tler n.
rus′tling·ly adv.

rustling

  • 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rustling - the stealing of cattlerustling - the stealing of cattle    
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
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"
Translations

rustling

2 [ˈrʌslɪŋ] N (US) (also cattle rustling) → robo m de ganado, abigeato m (Mex)

rustling

[ˈrʌslɪŋ] n
(mainly US) [cattle] → vol m de bétail
(= sound) [paper] → froissement m; [leaves] → bruissement m; [silk] → frou-frou m

rustling

adj noise, leaves, paperraschelnd; skirtrauschend n
n
(of leaves, paper)Rascheln nt; (of material)Rauschen nt
(= cattle theft)Viehdiebstahl m

rustling

1 [ˈrʌslɪŋ] n (noise) → fruscio

rustling

2 [ˈrʌslɪŋ] n (of cattle) → furto di bestiame
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Broccoli, sugar snap peas, carrots, celery and baby new potatoes were an excellent accompaniment, though I noticed dishes of rustlingly crisp-looking golden chips being carried to several tables which must have been specially requested by them.