Susurrus
Susurrus Su*sur"rus, n. [L.] The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The soft susurrus and sighs of the branches. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • susurrus — Latin, lit. “humming, muttering, whispering” (see SUSURRATION (Cf. susurration)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • susurrus — [sə sʉr′əs] n. [L < susurrare: see SUSURRANT] a whispering, murmuring, or rustling sound …   English World dictionary

  • susurrus — noun the indistinct sound of people whispering a soft susurrus of conversation • Syn: ↑susurration • Derivationally related forms: ↑susurrate, ↑susurrate (for: ↑susurration) …   Useful english dictionary

  • susurrus — noun Etymology: Latin, hum, whisper more at swarm Date: 1826 a whispering or rustling sound • susurrant adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • susurrus — /soo serr euhs/, n., pl. susurruses. a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper. [1825 35; < L: a whisper] * * * …   Universalium

  • susurrus — noun /ˈsuː.sə.ɹəs,ˈsu.sə.ɹəs,səˈsəɹ.əs/ A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur. See Also: insusurration, susurrant, susurrous, susurrate, susurration …   Wiktionary

  • susurrus — SYN: murmur (1). [L.] s. aurium murmur in the ear …   Medical dictionary

  • susurrus — (su zu rrus ) s. m. Mot latin employé en pathologie pour désigner un murmure particulier qu on entend dans certaines tumeurs anévrysmales avec ou sans frémissement. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Le lat. su surrus se rattache, comme le grec, au radical sanscr.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Susurrus — Susen …   Danske encyklopædi

  • susurrus — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound: mumble, murmur, sigh, sough, susurration, whisper. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

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