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wispnoun [C]

uk   /wɪsp/  us   /wɪsp/
wisp of cloud/smoke/steam
a small, thin line of cloud/smoke/steam: A blue wisp of cigarette smoke curled in the air.
wisp of hair, grass, etc.
a thin, delicate piece of hair, grass, etc.: A few wisps of hay still clung to her skirt. soft wisps of baby hair
(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 twisting piece or line of something: Rita brushed back the stray coppery wisps of hair escaping her braid. A wisp of smoke from the campfire curled 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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