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 (so͞o′sə-rā′shən) also su·sur·rus (so͝o-sûr′əs, -sŭr′-)
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.
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Adj.1.susurrant - making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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"St" clips the heavy sibilance of "sl." Most of all we hear the combination of "a" and "s" (asleep, Asbury, as I bake), which, besides imbuing the poem with a gentle susurrant sound, immediately puts us in mind of simile, "the figure of likeness that," as Maureen McClane has remarked elsewhere, "bears always within itself the seed of unlikeness."
Elle le rejette avec violence et le recrimine ; comme il explique ne pas savoir pourquoi il a agi de la sorte, elle se jette sur lui, et l'embrasse avidement, en susurrant que ceci est predetermine par le jeu pour accroitre la charge emotionnelle des sequences suivantes.
Signat sepulcrum nuncia Crux spei; Cautes tuentur praecipites locum; Ventique cunctantes susurrant Lene melos; volucres sacratum.