Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that is wafted.
  • n. The act of wafting something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of waving; a wavelike motion; a waft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of wafting or waving; a beckoning or gesture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of signaling by a movement of the hand

Etymologies

waft +‎ -ure (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They brought into the hot hard streets the witchery of the woodlands; and no one could inhale for a moment, in passing by, the sweet wafture of their fragrance without being transported in imagination to far-off scenes endeared to memory, and without a thrill of nameless tenderness at the heart.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued) 1294With an angry wafture of your hand,

    Quotations

  • The air was filled with the songs of birds and was heavy with rich warm fragrances -- wafture from great lilies, and blazing blossoms of hibiscus, and other strange gorgeous tropic flowers.

    Chapter 5

  • It seemed a glow to him, a warm and trailing vapor, ever beyond his reaching, though sometimes he was rewarded by catching at shreds of it and weaving them into phrases that echoed in his brain with haunting notes or drifted across his vision in misty wafture of unseen beauty.

    Chapter 11

  • "He passed him up," on the spot, with a scornful wafture of his hand.

    An Anarchist Woman

  • I had only a glimpse of him, but several times felt the cool wafture of his silent wings.

    Lilith, a romance

  • At the close of the third wafture, a roar as of thunder broke and rolled about the place, making the huge hall tremble, and the windows rattle and shake fearfully.

    St. George and St. Michael Volume II

  • At a second wafture, the nephew and the freedman both departed, glad to be spared the witnessing a scene so awful as that which was about to ensue.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2)

  • Fergus's sermon, which he meant to use as a spade for the casting of the first turf of the first parallel in the siege of the pulpit of the North parish, was upon the vanity of human ambition, his text being the grand verse -- And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy; there was no small amount of fine writing in the manuscript he had thrust into his pocket; and his sermon was in his head when he remarked, with the wafture of a neatly-gloved hand seawards --

    Sir Gibbie

  • Mounted on splendid Thracian chargers, with Catiline at their head, enthroned like a conquering king on his superb black Erebus, they came sweeping at full gallop through the intervals of the foot, and, as they reached the front of the array, wheeled up at once into a long single line, facing their infantry, and at a single wafture of their leader’s hand, halted all like a single man.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2)

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