su·sur·rus [soo-sur-uhs] (previously 07-27-13)
1. a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.
WORDS RELATED TO SUSURRUS
purr, susurration, hum, grumble, mutter, drone, rumble, undertone, rumor, babble, whisper, sigh, humming, mumble, whispering, buzz, muttering, murmuration, sough, buzzing
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Origin: 1825–35; < Latin: a whisper
HOW TO USE SUSURRUS IN A SENTENCE
I did not see a paper, or hear so much as a susurrus of news during that whole time.
BONFIRE OF THE INANITIES|CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY|MARCH 22, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Slowly the soft susurrus background song of the big wheel penetrated consciousness, and another, closer roar.
WHERE I WASN'T GOING|WALT RICHMOND
As they lay there the slow, monotonous susurrus of the sea made a deep accompaniment to their words.
THE STOLEN SINGER|MARTHA IDELL FLETCHER BELLINGER
There was not a sound about them save the susurrus of their feet going through the moonflowers.
PHARAIS AND THE MOUNTAIN LOVERS|FIONA MACLEOD
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