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Definition of the noun rustle

What does rustle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rustles

  1. a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

Alternative definition of the noun rustle


  1. a soft crackling sound similar to the movement of leaves

Definition of the verb rustle

What does rustle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: rustled | rustling | rustles

  1. make a dry crackling sound
  2. take illegally
  3. forage food
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: forage / scrounge = collect or look around for

Alternative definition of the verb rustle


  1. to move (something) with a soft crackling sound
  2. to move speedily, especially in the phrase rustle up some food
  3. to steal cattle or other livestock


"Rustle" is a composition.


Rustle is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Rustle

  1. Rustle Up
  2. To Rustle Up
  3. to rustle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rustle

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Google previewBiblical Illustrator, Volume 3 (2015)

by Exell, Joseph S.

Its rustle is the sound of human life, swelling onward from of old. It grows there in spite of death below, and storms above, the true emblem of man's life and progress, by means of the forces through which God sustains him in the midst of moral ...

Google previewNatural Method in English (1881)

Consisting of a Series of Graded Lessons for the Use of Schools. Arranged for the Convenience of Teachers, and Especially Adapted to Private Study by Goodloe Harper Bell

Rustle is a verb ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson

word rustle is the term most consonant in that language. " Ex sono," according to Sibb. But it seems the same with Teut. futsel. cn, ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

rattle, rustle, -sen itr. rattle, rustle. rap|paan tr. plaster. -paiis s. plastering; plaster; r a- pattu puutalo, stucco house. rappendun itr. deteriorate, decay, fall into decay; ( mor.) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

A silken rustle, Like the meeting of guests at a festival. — T. Buchanan Read. Rustle (Verb). Rustling . . . like autumn leaves that tremble and foretell the sable storm. — Hood. Rustling like the secret darkness of the soul. — Richard Hovey.

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

rustle v.1 make or move with a soft crackling sound. 2 round up and steal cattle, horses, or sheep. 3 (rustle something up) informal produce food or a drink quickly . n. a rustling sound. rustler n. rustproof adj. not able to be worn away by rust.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

To Rustle. AS. hristlan, Pl. D. russeln, krusseln, ruscheln, G. rasseln. Pl. D. De muus russelt im Stro; G. die maus rasselt im Stroh.

Google previewConstructing a Lexicon of English Verbs (1999)

by Pamela B. Faber, Ricardo Mairal Usón

Sounds produced by Nature (bubble, rustle) LOUD VS. SOFT 2.1. To make a loud sound (thunder) 2.2. To make a soft sound (rustle) 3. Sounds produced by objects HARMONIOUS VS. DISCORDANT 3.1. To make a musical sound (ring, ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

rustle (russ-'l) verb 1 to make soft quiet sounds, like things rubbing gently together: The leaves rustled in ...

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These little thoughts are the rustle of leaves; they have their whisper of joy in my mind. (Rabindranath Tagore)
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Scrabble value of R1U1S1T1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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