susurration [ soo-suh-rey-shuhn ]
1. a soft murmur; whisper.
WORDS RELATED TO SUSURRATION
susurrus, purr, undertone, babble, whisper, grumble, mutter, hum, rumble, drone, sigh, whispering, humming, mumble, rumor, buzz, muttering, murmuration, sough, buzzing
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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin susurrātiōn- (stem of susurrātiō), equivalent to susurrāt(us) (past participle of susurrāre;see susurrus, -ate) + -iōn--ion
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SUSURRATION
His own name, pronounced in the utmost compression of susurration, they say, he catches at a quarter furlong interval.
THE WORKS OF CHARLES AND MARY LAMB|CHARLES LAMB
If he had read his Biffin he would have known that the correct terms are a "susurration of sparrows" and a "pop of weasels."
PUNCH OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, DECEMBER 9, 1914|VARIOUS
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