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wispnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪsp/
wisp of cloud/smoke/steam a ​small, ​thinline of ​cloud/​smoke/​steam: A ​blue wisp of ​cigarettesmokecurled in the ​air.wisp of hair, grass, etc. a ​thin, ​delicatepiece of ​hair, ​grass, etc.: A few wisps of ​hay still ​clung to her ​skirt. soft wisps of ​babyhair
(Definition of wisp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wispnoun [C]

 us   /wɪsp/
a ​delicate, ​thin, and sometimes ​twistingpiece or ​line of something: Rita ​brushed back the ​stray coppery wisps of ​hairescaping her ​braid. A wisp of ​smoke from the ​campfirecurled in the ​air.
(Definition of wisp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wisp”
in Spanish brizna, mechón, voluta…
in Vietnamese bó, mớ…
in Malaysian secekak, sedikit, seberkas…
in Thai ปอยเล็ก ๆ…
in French brin, fil…
in German das Büschel, der Fetzen…
in Indonesian berkas tipis…
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