The Dictionary Obscura: Susurrus

Definition: (n.) a whispering or rustling sound.

Synonyms:whisper; murmur; rustling
Antonyms:roar; scream; 

Etymology: from Latin susurrationem, noun of action from past-participle stem of susurrare “to hum, murmur,” from susurrus “a murmur, whisper.” This is held to be a reduplication of a PIE imitative swer- “to buzz, whisper”.


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