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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

susurrant

\soo-SUR-uhnt\ , adjective;
1.
softly murmuring; whispering.
Quotes:
This was our beginning, when the insistent squaw of seagulls crashing after urchins, susurrant grasses, and groggy frogs, the thin pitch, high pierce of insects was our music on any clear morning.
-- Christine Schutt, A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer, 1996
She had one of those honeyed susurrant voices that soothed like the pressure of hands or wind or warmth.
-- John Dufresne, Deep in the Shade of Paradise, 2002
Origin:
Susurrant entered English in the late 1700s from the Latin meaning "to whisper."
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