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susurrus

[soo-sur-uh s] /sʊˈsɜr əs/
noun, plural susurruses.
1.
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin: a whisper
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  • He heard the susurrus of curtains luffed by the breeze.
  • Mingling its notes with the soft susurrus and sighs of the branches.
Word Origin and History for susurrus
n.

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

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