susurrous
adjective Date: 1859 full of whispering sounds

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  • Susurrous — Su*sur rous, a. [L. susurrus.] Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • susurrous — /sjuˈsʌrəs/ (say syooh suruhs) adjective softly murmuring; whispering: *Sam turned his back to the house and looked south, over the dark, susurrous orchard, towards the faint lights of Rosslyn. –christina stead, 1940. Also, susurrant. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • susurrous — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑murmurous, ↑rustling, ↑soughing • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • susurrous — /soo serr euhs/, adj. full of whispering or rustling sounds. [1855 60; SUSURR(US) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • susurrous — adj. of soft whispering sound; full of rustling sounds; murmurous, rustling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • susurrous — su·sur·rous …   English syllables

  • susurrous — su•sur•rous [[t]sʊˈsɜr əs[/t]] adj. full of whispering or rustling sounds • Etymology: 1855–60 su•sur•ra′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • murmurous — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑rustling, ↑soughing, ↑susurrous • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rustling — I noun 1. the stealing of cattle (Freq. 4) • Derivationally related forms: ↑rustle • Hypernyms: ↑larceny, ↑theft, ↑thievery, ↑thieving, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soughing — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑murmurous, ↑rustling, ↑susurrous • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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