1. rustling

noun. ['ˈrʌslɪŋ'] the stealing of cattle.


  • stealing
  • theft
  • thieving
  • larceny


  • shout
  • softness
  • hard
  • noisy

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Rhymes with Rustling

  • muscling
  • hustling
  • bustling

Sentences with rustling

1. Noun, singular or mass
This allows the cat to pinpoint the slightest rustling or peep of potential prey.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
The wispy, finely textured leaves on bamboo add soothing, rustling noise and lush foliage to the garden.

Quotes about rustling

1. ...and Jo laid the rustling sheets together with a careful hand, as one might shut the covers of a lovely romance, which holds the reader fast till the end comes, and he finds himself alone in the work-a-day world again.
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

2. At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in.
- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

2. rustling

noun. ['ˈrʌslɪŋ'] a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind.


  • whisper
  • rustle
  • whispering


  • coldhearted
  • inclement
  • difficult
  • fit

3. rustling

adjective. ['ˈrʌslɪŋ'] characterized by soft sounds.


  • soft
  • soughing
  • murmurous


  • petit larceny
  • grand larceny
  • honest
  • regularity