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susurrus

[ soo-sur-uh s ]
/ sʊˈsɜr əs /
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noun, plural su·sur·rus·es.

a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.

RELATED WORDS

purr, susurration, hum, grumble, mutter, drone, rumble, undertone, rumor, babble, whisper, sigh, humming, mumble, whispering, buzz, muttering, murmuration, sough, buzzing

Nearby words

susu, susurrant, susurrate, susurration, susurrous, susurrus, susy, sutcliffe, suth., sutherland, sutherland falls

Origin of susurrus

1825–35; < Latin: a whisper
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susurrus


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper