- a soft murmur; whisper.
Origin of susurration
Examples 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
If he had read his Biffin he would have known that the correct terms are a "susurration of sparrows" and a "pop of weasels."
Word Origin and History for susurration
"whisper, murmur," c.1400, from Latin susurrationem (nominative susurratio), from past participle stem of susurrare, from susurrus "murmur, whisper," a reduplication of the PIE imitative base *swer- (2) "to buzz, whisper" (cf. Sanskrit svarati "sounds, resounds," Greek syrinx "flute," Latin surdus "dull, mute," Old Church Slavonic svirati "to whistle," Lithuanian surmo "pipe, shawm," German schwirren "to buzz," Old English swearm "swarm").