[ sith-yuh-riz-uhm ]

  1. a rustling or whispering sound, such as leaves in the wind; susurration: Standing in the glade I heard a quiet psithurism, just straddling the line between music and noise.

Origin of psithurism

First recorded in 1870–75; from Greek psithýrisma, from psithyrízein “to whisper,” from psíthyros “whispering”

Words Nearby psithurism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023