susurration


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su·sur·ra·tion

 (so͞o′sə-rā′shən) also su·sur·rus (so͝o-sûr′əs, -sŭr′-)
n.
A soft, whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.

[Middle English susurracioun, from Late Latin susurrātiō, susurrātiōn-, from Latin susurrātus, past participle of susurrāre, to whisper, from susurrus, whisper, ultimately of imitative origin.]

su·sur′rant (so͝o-sûr′ənt, -sŭr′-), su·sur′rous (-sûr′əs, -sŭr′-) adj.

susurration

1. the act or process of whispering.
2. a whispering sound or soft rustling. Also susurrus. — susurrant, susurrous, adj.
See also: Sound, Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.susurration - the indistinct sound of people whispering; "a soft susurrus of conversation"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.susurration - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cordssusurration - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
stage whisper - a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast

susurration

noun
A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound:
Translations

susurration

n (liter)Säuseln nt (liter)
References in classic literature ?
The rain was now falling more steadily, with a low, monotonous susurration, interrupted at long intervals by the sudden slashing of the boughs of the trees as the wind rose and failed.
Beneath the footfalls, a soft susurration fills the room, its origins unclear.
A fairly typical line is: 'Someone in the back row farted, audibly, setting off a susurration of titters'.
The Bamboo Walk adds its gentle susurration of rustling leaves to the other multi-sensory qualities of the garden.
A little bundle of bones and feathers she drops, down through the blue and the white of the skies, the brown horizon a whirling haze, down, down, black-and-white, a susurration, before she comes to herself and opens her wings and the air buoys her up and she can fly again.
Everyone would have gathered round a television to watch the race and, as Rainbow View drew clear of her rivals, looking for all the world a Classic-winning filly, Bill evidently sat back in his chair, raised his voice above the office susurration and declaimed: "If that horse does not win the 1,000 Guineas, I'll kiss Steve Dennis on the lips.