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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.


characterized by whispering


(sʊˈsɜr əs)

full of whispering or rustling sounds.
su•sur•ra′tion, n.
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Adj.1.susurrous - 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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In contrast to the "susurrous lyres and viols", the anarchy of foreign melodies repels the poetic persona: "O Cacophony, goddess of jazz and of quarrels/ Crack-throated mistress of bagpipes and cymbals" (lines 15-16).
His voice, by turns sibilant and susurrous, always led me out of the marshes and swamplands of my life.
Resistance is as far as she was able to go, and though we cannot make her do more, we have yet to register the political valence of her susurrous grotesque.