susurrus

[ soo-sur-uh s ]
/ sʊˈsɜr əs /

noun, plural su·sur·rus·es.

a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.

Origin of susurrus

1825–35; < Latin: a whisper
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susurrus


n.

Latin, literally "humming, muttering, whispering" (see susurration).

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