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susurrus

[soo-sur-uh s] /sʊˈsɜr əs/
noun, plural susurruses.
1.
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.
Origin of susurrus
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin: a whisper
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  • There was no speckle of light to classify and ignore, no susurrus of air molecules raining against the eardrum.

    Instinct George Oliver Smith
  • On either hand, cliffs rose up, and the susurrus of waves breaking on sand could be heard in the distance.

    A Knyght Ther Was Robert F. Young
  • Let smiles mantle—and that sweet, soft, low sound be heard, the susurrus.

  • They are the susurrus of the breeze before the storm, and you await what is to follow with palpitating heart.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • There was not a sound about them save the susurrus of their feet going through the moonflowers.

  • They went on with the murmur and susurrus of their communion, while Charity looked askance at the three men.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
Word Origin and History for susurrus
n.

Latin, literally "humming, muttering, whispering" (see susurration).

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