susurrous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj susurrous characterized by soft sounds "a murmurous brook","a soughing wind in the pines","a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Susurrous Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • susurrous Whispering; full of sounds resembling whispers; rustling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Susurrous whispering, rustling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. susurrus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. susurrāre, -ātum, to whisper.

Usage

In literature:

The canes do not utter a single susurration.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
Also, there lacked the persistent susurrant sound of the ventilation pumps.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
The crowd susurrations were liquid in his screwed-up ears.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In poetry:

Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
Black as the cloud of some tremendous spell,
The susurration of the sighing sea Sounds like the sobbing whisper of two souls
That tremble in a passion of farewell.
"A Love" by William Ernest Henley