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Saturday, January 19, 2002

Definitions for susurration

  1. A whispering sound; a soft murmur.

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Citations for susurration
. . .the soft susurration of the wind through a stand of whistling thorn. Ann Jones, Town & Country
Across the road I can make out the grassy park that runs along the sand and hear, in the distance, the steady susurration of the Atlantic Ocean. Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Origin of susurration
Susurration is from Late Latin susurratio, from Latin susurrare, "to whisper, to mutter," from susurrus, "a whispering, a muttering."