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English definition of “rustling”


noun [C or U] (NOISE)    /ˈrʌs.l̩.ɪŋ/ /-lɪŋ/
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 .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of rustling noun (NOISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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