- a soft murmur; whisper.
Origin of susurration
Related Words for susurrationsusurrus, purr, undertone, babble, whisper, grumble, mutter, hum, rumble, drone, sigh, whispering, humming, mumble, rumor, buzz, muttering, murmuration, sough, buzzing
Examples from the Web for susurration
Historical Examples of 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").