susurrus

[soo-sur-uh s]
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Origin of susurrus

1825–35; < Latin: a whisper
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Contemporary Examples of susurrus

  • I did not see a paper, or hear so much as a susurrus of news during that whole time.

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    Bonfire of the Inanities

    Christopher Buckley

    March 22, 2009

Historical Examples of susurrus

  • On either hand, cliffs rose up, and the susurrus of waves breaking on sand could be heard in the distance.

    A Knyght Ther Was

    Robert F. Young

  • They are the susurrus of the breeze before the storm, and you await what is to follow with palpitating heart.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man

    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

  • There was not a sound about them save the susurrus of their feet going through the moonflowers.

  • They went on with the murmur and susurrus of their communion, while Charity looked askance at the three men.

  • There was no speckle of light to classify and ignore, no susurrus of air molecules raining against the eardrum.

    Instinct

    George Oliver Smith


Word Origin and History for susurrus
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper