[ soo-suh-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. a soft murmur; whisper.

Origin of susurration

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Late Latin susurrātiōn- (stem of susurrātiō ), equivalent to susurrāt(us) (past participle of susurrāre; see susurrus, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Words Nearby susurration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use susurration in a sentence

  • The muffled sound that had awakened him had been the soft susurration of the door as it had slid open when the power died.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Then the alien susurration ceased coming from the reproducer and he closed his mouth abruptly and leaned forward.

    The Record of Currupira | Robert Abernathy
  • The sob of the saxophone came through the window near by, the froufrou of the dancers made a soft susurration faintly audible.

    Maw's Vacation | Emerson Hough
  • His own name, pronounced in the utmost compression of susurration, they say, he catches at a quarter furlong interval.

  • If he had read his Biffin he would have known that the correct terms are a "susurration of sparrows" and a "pop of weasels."