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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Definitions for susurrus

  1. A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.

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Citations for susurrus
Still, the breeze is soothing, as is the susurrus of the branches. Michael Finkel, The Atlantic
And there came, like the dry susurrus of wind before thunder peals and lightning, a great rustle of excitement. Richard Whittington-Egan, Contemporary Review
Origin of susurrus
1825-1835
Susurrus comes from the Latin susurrus, "a murmuring, a whispering, a humming."