whift

whift

(wɪft)
n
1. a brief emission of air
2. a hint of a sound or smell
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His cue here is the text of Browning's poem where, having "leaned out of window for fresh air," Fra Lippo Lippi hears a "sweep of lute-strings, laughs, and whifts of song" (11.
His first collection of poems, Laughs and Whifts of Song, was published in 1915; it had the benefit of an introduction by G.K.
There came a hurry of feet and little feet, A sweep of lute-strings, laughs, and whifts of song,-- Flower o' the broom, Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!