wafture


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Related to wafture: woebegone, susurrous, enkindled

wafture

(ˈwɑːftʃə; ˈwɒf-)
n
1. the act of wafting or waving
2. anything that is wafted

waf•ture

(ˈwɑf tʃər, ˈwæf-)

n.
1. an act or instance of wafting.
2. something wafted: waftures of incense.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wafture - the act of signaling by a movement of the handwafture - the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
brandish, flourish - the act of waving
References in classic literature ?
It seemed a glow to him, a warm and trailing vapor, ever beyond his reaching, though sometimes he was rewarded by catching at shreds of it and weaving them into phrases that echoed in his brain with haunting notes or drifted across his vision in misty wafture of unseen beauty.
Stray waftures of invisible gases bit his eyes and made them sting.
The powers involved with memory are duly noted by Augustine: "I can, while smelling nothing, identify the wafture from a lily, contrast it with that from a violet.