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.
As in Weerasethakul's previous work, the film buzzes with a soft, steady chorus of ambient sound: insects, bird calls, the susurration of wind through leaves.
Beneath the footfalls, a soft susurration fills the room, its origins unclear.
The poet has nodded off at the wheel and the gentle susurration whistles down the corridor of the muse sounding, in the poet's words, like "one very long senior moment".
The soft susurration of well-mannered conversation and the tinkle of silver on china were like the thrum of bees.
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.
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.
When we had closed the distance to a 100 yards, however, the cows spooked a flock of about 100 turkeys and the quiet susurration of their departure sent the pigs into a sick panic.
The people watching the doves and settlers arrive compare them: "the murmurous susurration, the awful cooing babble, and the sight .
The seaside context is celebrated in The Spa & Fitness Centre, with its shimmering mother of pearl tiles and the constant susurration of water features.
dragon's breathing or the simple susurration of old pines, there