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Definition of Rustle


  1. To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.
  2. To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about.
  3. To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves.
  4. A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling.

Rustle Quotations

Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.
Charles Buxton

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Robert Green Ingersoll

In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.
Clint Eastwood

My mind is led astray by every faint rustle.
Mason Cooley

I hope for the experience of people standing together, turning their backs to the city and facing this, and hearing the leaves rustle. Well, maybe it won't be as bucolic as at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but I know you will feel removed from the city.
Michael Arad
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Rustle Translations

rustle in Dutch is ruisen, ritselen
rustle in Finnish is suhista
rustle in French is sussurer
rustle in German is rascheln, Geknister, stehlen
rustle in Latin is crepito
rustle in Spanish is hurtar, susurro
rustle in Swedish is prassel, prassla
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