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rustling

noun uk   /ˈrʌs.l̩.ɪŋ/ /-lɪŋ/ us  

rustling noun (NOISE)

[C or U] the sound that paper or leaves make when they move: I could hear (a) rustling in the bushes. A small animal was making rustling noises among the leaves.

rustling noun (STEALING)

Translations of “rustling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 噪音, (紙或樹葉等)發出輕輕的摩擦聲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 噪音, (纸或树叶等)发出轻轻的摩擦声…
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