Definition of Susurrus

1. Noun. The indistinct sound of people whispering. "A soft susurrus of conversation"

Exact synonyms: Susurration
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Susurrate, Susurrate



Definition of Susurrus

1. n. The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur.

Definition of Susurrus

1. Noun. (literary) A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur. ¹

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Definition of Susurrus

1. a soft rustling sound [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Susurrus

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susurrus (current term)
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Literary usage of Susurrus

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1. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

2. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

3. The Tyro's Dictionary, Latin and English: Comprehending the More Usual by John Mair, David Phineas Adams (1809)
"Sus, uis. c. a boar, sow or pig. Syllaba, xf a syllable. susurrus, im a whisper, ... Suillus, a, um. of or belonging to swine, swinish. susurrus. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Whisper, ». ч Breathe, utter softly. Whisper, ». I. Whispering, susurrus. 2. Low, soft voice . gentle utterance. 3. Murmur, sibilant sound (as of the wind). ..."

5. Early Spring in Massachusetts: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, H. G. O. Blake (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

6. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

7. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

8. The Tyro's Dictionary, Latin and English: Comprehending the More Usual by John Mair, David Phineas Adams (1809)
"Sus, uis. c. a boar, sow or pig. Syllaba, xf a syllable. susurrus, im a whisper, ... Suillus, a, um. of or belonging to swine, swinish. susurrus. ..."

9. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Whisper, ». ч Breathe, utter softly. Whisper, ». I. Whispering, susurrus. 2. Low, soft voice . gentle utterance. 3. Murmur, sibilant sound (as of the wind). ..."

10. Early Spring in Massachusetts: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, H. G. O. Blake (1893)
"... the strong but warm southwest wind blowing, and you heard no sound but the dry and mechanical susurrus of the wood; now there is mingled with or added ..."

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