(also susurrus /suːˈsʌrəs/)
noun[mass noun] literary
Whispering or rustling: the susurration of the river
More example sentences
- And there came, like the dry susurrus of wind before thunder peals and lightning, a great rustle of excitement.
- Dawn is diluting darkness from the sky and it's difficult to distinguish between the susurration of the surf and the swishing whisper of the casuarinas around us.
- Niagara's recurring invocation of the sound of water, the susurration and crashing of the falls, brings Rhys consciously, at first inexplicably, to mind.
late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare 'to murmur, hum', from susurrus 'whisper'.
Definition of susurration in:
- The US English dictionary