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English definition of “rustle”

rustle

verb [I or T] (MAKE NOISE)    /rʌsl̩/
If things such as paper or leaves rustle, or if you rustle them, they move about and make a soft, dry sound: The leaves rustled in the breeze. He rustled his papers (= noisily moved them about) to hide his embarrassment.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of rustle verb (MAKE NOISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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