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 (sou, sŭf)
intr.v. soughed, sough·ing, soughs
To make a soft murmuring or rustling sound.
A soft murmuring or rustling sound, as of the wind or a gentle surf.

[Middle English swowen, soughen, from Old English swōgan.]
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- A soft rustling or murmuring sound—like the deep sigh of a sleeping baby.
See also related terms for rustling.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soughing - characterized by soft sounds; "a murmurous brook"; "a soughing wind in the pines"; "a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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References in classic literature ?
Presently I became aware of a drowsy breathing sound, the soughing of the sea upon the beach.
We read turn about, one taking the story up as the other tired, and as we read the drama played itself under the open sky and in the free air with such orchestral effects as the soughing woods or some rippling stream afforded.
He listened; but he heard no sound other than the soughing of the wind through leafy branches, the hoarse cries of birds, and the chattering of monkeys.
Beneath the thousands of padded feet the forest gave forth no greater sound than might have been produced by the increased soughing of a stronger breeze through the leafy branches of the trees.