Meaning of “rustle” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “rustle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle verb (MAKE NOISE)

[ I/T ] to make soft sounds, or to cause something, such as cloth, paper, or leaves, to make soft sounds:

[ T ] A sudden breeze rustled the leaves.

rustle verb (STEAL)

[ T ] to steal cattle, horses, etc., from a farm or ranch

noun [ C/U ] us /ˈrʌs·lɪŋ/

[ U ] the rustling of papers on the desk

Phrasal verb(s)

rustlenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈrʌs·əl/

rustle noun [ C usually sing ] (NOISE)

soft sounds like those made by moving cloth, paper, or leaves:

We heard the rustle of her dress.

(Definition of “rustle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)