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:
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susurration

n (liter)Säuseln nt (liter)
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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.
Some clients of other schools, in other cities, started sharing their experiences and reservations, and the murmurings grew loud enough to become a susurration. Eventually, the justice system became involved and the result was a series of court rulings, most recently at the level of the Supreme Court, that the annual rise in fees be capped at a certain point: five per cent of the basic fee.
The next day, we stopped and turned off the engines once just to drink in a silence broken only by the sound of a bee bumbling west in a leisurely fashion, the whisper of the breeze in the roadside poppies and the little lilac and yellow flowers in the meadow beyond, and above us the imagined susurration of an eagle circling in the burning blue.
Most transforming of all was the character of local sounds: the song of birds and cicadas in the trees, the low noise of the river, the slap of waves, and a subtle, pervasive, barely audible susurration, which took me days to identify - that of air passing through reeds."
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.
A comforting susurration. This was what she would always remember, years from now, even if they didn't stay friends: watching Lindsay sleep.
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.
'Sah, Sah!' His voice is a mere susurration. Miles finds a five hundred shilling coin and presses it into sticky fingers.
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." Why he chose me, I'll never know.